Keys to the Past

Cultivation terraces (Birtley)

A series of six cultivation terraces, between 4m and 9m wide and 1m to 3m high, lie in fields to the north-west of Birtley. They are probably medieval or post-medieval in date and were used to grow crops.

Reference number:N7762
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley


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