This is the site of the shrunken medieval village of Molesden, which was first recorded in 1296. Although there at least eight houses here in 1666, by 1769 only three farms survived. By 1847 two farms and a few cottages remained. One has since been abandoned. The remains of areas of ridge and furrow can still be seen, and the cropmarks of a line of buildings running along the north edge of the field have also been recorded.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Event(s):||WATCHING BRIEF, Land at East Molesden Farm 2008; Bamburgh Research Project|
BUILDING SURVEY, East Molesden House, Molesden, Meldon, Northumberland 2012; North East Vernacular Architecture Group
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Source of Reference
Local History of Meldon
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