Tyne and Wear HER(7237): Byermoor, farm buildings - Details
Byermoor, farm buildings
Agriculture and Subsistence
Land Use Site
Drystone walls act as field boundaries here. Some appear more substantial than normal and one section is faced, suggesting that it may once have formed part of a building. Elsewhere, the walls have been reduced to little more than stony banks. The wall acts as a substantial revetment, holding back a considerable depth of topsoil in the adjacent field. This topsoil may cover surviving masonry remains associated with a settlement or farm visible on a map of 1805. The settlement is not shown on any other map or plan.
The Archaeological Practice Ltd, 2004, Byermoor Farm, Tyne and Wear - Archaeological Assessment; Estate Plan, c.1805, "Lands Held by Sir Thomas John Clavering Baronet" (Tyne and Wear Archives DT/BEL2/6)