This is the site of the shrunken medieval village of Ryal. It was first recorded in the 13th century. By the 19th century there were only three farms and a few cottages at this site. Ryal now includes only two farms and six cottages. The earthwork remains of ridge and furrow and a building platform can be seen.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Event(s):||WATCHING BRIEF, Mootlaw to Harlow Hill Pipeline 2009; North Pennines Archaeology Ltd|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Matfen
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