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Clennell deserted medieval village (Netherton with Biddlestone)

In the medieval period Clennell was one of the 'Ten Towns of Coquetdale'. It is first mentioned in documentary sources in 1242 and is recorded in various tax rolls through the 13th to 17th centuries. It is thought that the village was cleared away to make way for the park and gardens surrounding Clennell Hall. The only medieval earthworks to survive from this period are the ridges and furrows of the village's field system.

Reference number:N1058
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone
Local History of Netherton with Biddlestone


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