The earliest record of a village at Fenton is in the 13th century, when nine taxpayers are listed. Other medieval documents record the tower and tenants liable for Border Service in 1580. In the 18th century, the village had 12 houses and the ruins of the tower. Aerial photographs show a rectangular enclosure next to ploughed out ridge and furrow but these may be part of the early 19th century farmhouse which stood here.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Event(s):||MEASURED SURVEY, Milfield Geoarchaeology Project ; Archaeological Research Services|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Doddington
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