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Deanham medieval village (Wallington Demesne)

There was a village at Deanham in medieval times, which is recorded in documents dating back to the 13th century. Medieval records give an idea of how many people lived here by recording those liable for taxes. The population seems to have declined steeply by the 17th century and by the early 18th century there were only two farms here - Deanham and High Deanham. Deanham seems to have stood on the site of the old village, but had disappeared by 1841; High Deanham is now called Old Deanham. The village site survives as a series of earthworks with remains up to about ten houses, paddocks and fields of ridge and furrow.

Reference number:N10498
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Survey of Bolam and Shaftoe Area 1989; DAVIES, J

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Source of Reference
Local History of Wallington Demesne

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