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Medieval borough of Mitford (Mitford)

The medieval borough of Mitford was probably founded at or around the date of the construction of Mitford Castle in the late 11th century. The location of the borough probably relates to it being the place where the first crossing of the River Wansbeck was established by the Normans. A market charter was granted to the borough in 1157, and a village grew up which had 28 houses by the 15th century.

Reference number:N11102
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Mitford


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