This is the rough site of the deserted medieval village of Kearsley. It was first recorded in 1245. By 1586 it was described as a hamlet, and in 1769 it contained only three houses. Only one house now survives. An area of ridge and furrow can be seen to the north of the farmhouse.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; D Smith|
Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen
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