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Garmondsway deserted medieval village (Kelloe)

This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Garmondsway. In the early 11th century the Anglo-Saxon king Cnut left this village to walk barefoot to the shrine of St Cuthbert. In 1183 the village was given to a leper hospital in Sherburn to provide it with food and an income. The earthwork remains of part of this village can still be seen. A group of rectangular enclosures are visible. These contain the buried remains of medieval houses. This site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.

Reference number:D1129
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1008666
Event(s):Limestone Landscapes Historic Environment Audit And Action Plan; Archaeo-Environment Ltd
Topographic survey at Garmondsway 2013; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kelloe


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