Keys to the Past

Blacka Burn (Wark)

These are the remains of a medieval shieling lying on level ground on the north bank of Blacka Burn. The foundations of a rectangular, dry-stone building can still be seen. There were once several other similar buildings in the area, but they have been destroyed by forestry. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6919
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Wark


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