Keys to the Past

Darney Crag prehistoric field system (Corsenside)

A prehistoric field system lies near Darney Crag above the valley of the River Rede. It consists of field clearance cairns and banks, as well as several burial cairns. Some of the burial cairns have retaining kerbs around the base and one has been disturbed. There are also the remains of two sub-rectangular buildings which are probably medieval shielings. The remains were first discovered in 1981.

Reference number:N9374
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Field Survey in Northumberland 1981
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Darney Quarry, East Woodburn. Survey and desktop assessment 1999; MAP ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSULTANCY

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Corsenside


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