Keys to the Past

Medieval cattle park (Kirkwhelpington)

In the medieval period, farmers created this square enclosure surrounded by an earth and stone bank. The entrance to the enclosure is next to a set of earth and stone banks that form a funnel used to herd cattle into the enclosure. The remains of a small stone cell, or room, can be seen next to the entrance of the enclosure.

Reference number:N9570
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington

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