Keys to the Past

Barrasford Pele (Chollerton)

This is believed to be the site of Barrasford Pele, though the evidence is very uncertain. Nothing can be seen at the site today. Peles were fortified towers built as a defence against raids from Scotland in the medieval period (1066 to 1540).

Reference number:N9279
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton

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