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Faverdale (County Durham)

Faverdale is a village just to the north-east of Darlington. The earliest remains are a number of probably prehistoric enclosures found during a geophysical survey at West Park. The survey highlighted the location of a possible enclosure in the southernmost area of the evaluation. Other features which may relate to archaeology were noted - possible pits and other undefined features. They are probably of Iron Age date and may be the remains of small fields or possibly even early farmsteads.

However, the best evidence for historic settlement in the area of the village belongs to the medieval period. Large areas of ridge and furrow have been recorded around the village, particularly around Faverdale Hall.

Reference number:D6792

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