Keys to the Past

Greta Bridge, Mortham (Greta Bridge)

Mortham Village was mentioned in the Domesday Book. It was completely relieved of its tax in 1318 because of damage done by the Scots. The hamlet and church appear to have been destroyed by the Scots in 1346, and never rebuilt and in 1428 it was recorded that the parish had been empty since the raids.

According to Hodgson, both Rokeby and Mortham - "if it ever existed" - together with the church were wholly swept away by Sir Thomas Robinson in the latter part of C18.

Remains of banks and ground disturbance, with ridge and furrow on three sides, are visible on an aerial photograph.

Reference number:D1965
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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