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.
|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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