Stantling Loan Medieval Shieling

Cumbria

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Medieval
Shieling

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Cumbria County Council

District Council

Carlisle City Council

Parish

Bewcastle

Parliamentary Constituency

Penrith and The Border

Grid Reference

SJ606606 (360601, 579902)

WGS84 Coordinates

55.1119, -2.6177

Nearest Postcode

CA6 6PH

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Notes

The monument includes three medieval shielings on Greyfell Common. One of the shielings is known as Standing Loan and is sited at NGR 6060 7990. It is a single-roomed shieling having maximum dimensions og 6.1 metres by 4 metres with its long axis aligned east-west. It has boulder footings with walls of drystone construction standing up to two courses high. Situated 30 metres north of Standing Loan are a further two shielings, one partly overlying the other. The earliest of the two shielings is rectangular in plan and measures 8.8 metres by 4.5 metres externally with its long axis aligned north-south. Only its northern half is now visible, the southern half being covered by the later shieling, and this has boulder footings protruding through the covering vegetation. The later shieling measures about 4.5 metres by 4 metres externally with drystone walls surviving up to 0.9 metres high. Scheduled.

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