Keys to the Past

Seaton Delaval (Seaton Valley)

This is the site of the shrunken medieval village of Seaton Delaval. Although all that survives of the village is the hall, two farms and a few houses this was once the largest village in Northumberland. It began to get smaller in the 14th century. It was the early 18th century that saw its greatest decrease in size, when much of the village was removed when Seaton Delaval hall was rebuilt. A few earthworks can still be seen.

Reference number:N11959
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Seaton Delaval Hall 2010; TWM Archaeology
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Seaton Delaval Hall 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University
WALKOVER SURVEY, Seaton Delaval Hall 2011; Archaeological Services Durham University

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