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Ingleton (County Durham)

The village of Ingleton lies in the beautiful countryside of south-west Durham in Teesdale. The village was was first recorded in 1050 and is thought to have two possible meanings in Old English: It may relate to either 'Ingeld's (or Ingwald's) farmstead' or could translate to 'Farmstead of the English'.

The main street contains the oldest standing architecture of the late 17th century and early 18th century. Two domestic dwellings near the post office have been dated to 1683 and 1701, whilst at the west end of the road two houses were constructed in 1627, and 1695. Oaklea House is part of a farmhouse of late 17th or early 18th century date. It stands on the south side of the village. It was probably originally a longhouse though the end that sheltered the animals is now missing.

The nearby village of Morton Tinmouth was much larger in the medieval (1066 to 1540) period. It has now shrunken in size. The houses of the village cluster around the village green.

The church of St. John the Evangelist was constructed in 1844 by Ignatius Bonomi and J.A. Cory. It contains two war memorials, one dedicated to the First World War and the other commemorating WW2 - listing names of parishioners who served in each conflict.

Reference number:D6842

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