Keys to the Past

Possible town ditch, Darlington (Darlington)

The ditch for a suggested earthwork Anglo-Saxon 'burgh' at Darlington. The outline of the earthwork appears to be based on the street plan.

Excavation in 1912, by E. Wooler, did however expose a ditch 8 feet deep and 16 feet wide at the bottom.

Further excavation in 2009 in the Feethams area located a similar feature.

Reference number:D244
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Event(s):Archaeological evaluation: Feethams, Darlington 2009; Archaeological Services Durham University
Archaeological excavation: Feethams area 1912-13; E Wooler

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Darlington

Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.