This is the well-preserved remains of the medieval village of Welton. The village was first recorded in the 12th century. The remains of many rectangular earthworks show the sites of the houses. These earthworks are very clear and the remains of many streets can also be seen. Parts of the surrounding open field system can also be seen, with traces of ridge and furrow. A number of hollows on the site may be the remains of a fishponds. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Medieval (1066 to 1540)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||WATCHING BRIEF, Whittle Dene Reservoir 2001; TYNE AND WEAR MUSEUMS|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Horsley
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