Local History: Kyloe (Northumberland)

  • Description

    "Kyloe parish lies on the coast of north Northumberland overlooking Holy Island. It rises from the shore westward to the Kyloe Hills. Here, there are rocky crags where Iron Age settlers built their homes. Elsewhere, there is a mix of arable farming and forestry plantations. The earliest remains are some Neolithic stone axes, found in the upland and lowland parts of the parish near West Kyloe and at Fenham. These axes may have been used to fell trees, perhaps to clear land for the first fields or for use in building. There might be a symbolic aspect to a group of tools from Kyloe Crags as no settlement is known in the area and a general preference for lowland areas is seen elsewhere in the county....."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Details?PRN=N13836
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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