Keys to the Past

Farmstead south-west of Blackwool Law (Rochester and Byrness)

The remains of a building, 20m long by 6m wide, lie on the hillslope above Blackwool Law. They were originally described as a medieval shieling with field clearance cairns nearby, but more recently as a 17th or 18th century farmstead. Two small pens lie nearby and there are low walls and banks all around.

Reference number:N8108
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness


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