Crookhall (County Durham)
The small village of Crook Hall stands just to the south-east of Consett. The earliest records of settlement in this area date to the medieval period, when a site called 'Crokhough' was recorded - this placename probably comes from the Old English for 'flat land by the bend in the river'. The medieval manor house at Crookhall was first mentioned in documents dating to around 1180. However, no remains of this early manor house can be seen, though the ruins of a later manor house can still be seen close to the farm. Early maps show a probable medieval fishpond nearby.
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