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Sheraton (County Durham)

Sheraton is a small village to the south-east Durham close to the modern A19. It was first recorded in 1050 under the name 'Scurafaton'. The village has since shrunk in size. The earthwork remains of a number of earthwork enclosures which can still be seen. They are probably all that remains of some of the medieval houses.

Another shrunken settlement exists nearby at Hulam. Before these remains were bulldozed in 1971 traces of walls were still visible. Some pottery of late 13th or 14th century date was recovered from the site.

Reference number:D6879
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1019911
Event(s):The identification of Historic Landscapes in Durham Project; Chris Blandford Associates

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