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Alwinton deserted medieval village (Harbottle)

This is the site of Alwinton deserted medieval village. Earthworks mark the positions of ridge and furrow plough marks and various animal enclosures. The village was split into two parts, High and Low, although High Alwinton seems to have been the main centre of population. Forty people are recorded as living here in 1296, although this may just include people eligible t o pay taxes. It also includes those living on surrounding farms.

Reference number:N1063
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Harbottle

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