Raylees medieval farmstead (Elsdon)
The remains of a lozenge-shaped enclosure lies above the Raylees Burn. The earthwork has two ramparts and a ditch, but these are now much ploughed down. Natural defences were also provided by a boggy area and the steep slopes down to the Raylees Burn. The enclosure is probably a medieval moated farmstead.
|Historical period:||Medieval (1066 to 1540)|
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1957; A S Phillips|
FIELD SURVEY, Some rectilinear settlements of the Roman period in Northumberland; Further notes on rectilinear earthworks in Northumberland: some Medieval and Later settlements 1960
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1977; S Ainsworth
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Land at Liberty Hill, Raylees, Elsdon 2017; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
Source of Reference
Local History of Elsdon
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