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Biddlestone medieval village (Netherton with Biddlestone)

A settlement is recorded at Biddlestone from the 13th century when it was listed as one of the Ten Towns of Coquetdale in 1242. The precise location of the former village is not known as it was cleared away in the 18th century to create parkland for Biddlestone Hall. A field south of the road contains some earthworks and, although they are not very clear, a possible house site and a small enclosure have been noted. More distinct is the medieval field system surrounding the site which survives as well-preserved ridge and furrow.

Reference number:N1107
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Deserted Medieval Villages of North Northumberland 1978; P J Dixon

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

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