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Houghton (Heddon-on-the-Wall)

This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Houghton. It was first recorded in 1291 and was shown on a map of 1769. In the early 19th century there were two farms and several cottages on the site. However, little can be seen here today except for a boundary bank to the south of the farmhouses.

Reference number:N10879
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Heddon on the Wall 1996; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE

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Source of Reference
Local History of Heddon-on-the-Wall


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