Keys to the Past

Cord rig plough marks at Middlerigg (Kirkwhelpington)

Between 3000 and 4000 years ago, during what archaeologists call the Bronze Age, people grew crops here, using the cord rig cultivation method, creating ridges and furrows which are still visible today.

Reference number:N9510
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington

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