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.
|Historical period:||Medieval (1066 to 1540)
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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington
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