Keys to the Past

The Chesters, prehistoric enclosure between Whelpington and Heeston (Kirkwhelpington)

A prehistoric enclosure gave the name `The Chesters' to a field on the east side of the road between Whelpington and Heeston. A 19th century writer describes it as being roughly circular, surrounded by an earth and stone bank. Nothing can be seen at the site today.

Reference number:N9418
Historical period: UNCERTAIN

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington


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