Keys to the Past

Ryal (Matfen)

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.

Reference number:N10312
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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