NY6972 : Shieling near River Irthing

near to Butterburn, Cumbria, Great Britain

Shieling near River Irthing
Shieling near River Irthing
Shielings are temporary summer settlements used in the Medieval period especially by shepherds grazing their flocks on upland pastures, as part of transhumance. They are usually roughly rectangular buildings with two portions built in stone. The name shieling occurs in various place-names, such as Shiel-on-theWall, Northumberland. Many are known - though undated and unnamed in Northumberland.
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Thursday, 4 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 May, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 691 725 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:2.7620N 2:29.1076W
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