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Site of Cocken Hall, Finchale (Finchale)

This is the site of Cocken Hall. It was built in the 17th century and had a range of formal gardens. It was taken over by a group of nuns from Belgium in 1804. The house and gardens no longer survive. (1)

This site was also functioned as military residence (hutment camp) and military training grounds during World War I (3).

Reference number:D5087
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Event(s):Geophysical Survey at Cocken Hall, County Durham 2014; No Man's Land: the international group for Great War archaeology
Geophysical Survey at Cocken Hall, County Durham 2015; No Man's Land: the international group for Great War archaeology
Trenching at Cocken Hall, County Durham 2015; No Man's Land: the international group for Great War archaeology
Fieldwalking at Cocken Hall, County Durham 2016; No Man's Land: the international group for Great War archaeology
Arborglyph Survey at Cocken Hall, County Durham 2015; No Man's Land: the international group for Great War archaeology

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Finchale


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