Keys to the Past

Medieval charter boundary of Sturton Grange (Warkworth)

Medieval documents that belonged to Newminster monastery describe the boundary Sturton Grange township. This is one of very few medieval boundary charters for a complete township in Northumberland. An attempt to trace the boundary, using charters, maps, field names and field visits, has managed to locate much of the boundary. Some parts are still visible in the landscape today, including a boundary stone; a section of old boundary dyke north of Bank House farm where the old ditches and woodbanks preserve the line of the medieval boundary; the fieldname 'Milden' - in use since the 12th century; and St Andrew's spring.

Reference number:N15304
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Desk-Based Assessment 2012, East House Farm, Guyzance, Morpeth, Northumberland 2012; AAG Archaeology

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Warkworth

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