Keys to the Past

Possible town ditch, Feethams, 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):Evaluation at Feethams, Darlington 2009; Archaeological Services Durham University
Archaeological excavation: Feethams area 1912-13; E Wooler

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Darlington

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