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Lanton deserted village (Ewart)

A village once stood alongside the banks of the River Glen near Lanton Tower. A medieval document refers to it as Langeton, probably meaning Longtown, suggesting it was a large settlement. The remains that can be seen today include earthworks of old field banks and a few building foundations.

Reference number:N2017
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ewart


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