Keys to the Past

Acklington deer park (Acklington)

Acklington Park was established by license granted to Richard de Horsley. In 1512 it belonged to the Percy family and contained 141 fallow deer. It was formed within a loop of the river Coquet and so was easily enclosed by a fence on one side. The park was well timbered with oak and ash at the end of the 16th century but all the deer had been destroyed by 1616. The medieval boundaries have survived in the form of modern roads and footpaths. North of Acklington Park Farm the boundary fence follows the eastern side of the road which descends to the Coquet at Brainshaugh. South of the farm it is represented by the line of old oaks and tree stumps on the eastern side of the lane and is continued as a raised bank forming field boundaries near the ruins of Low Park Farm and Station Wood. Placenames such as the farms of High Park and Low Park, North Park Wood and South Park Wood, recall the original use of this area.

Reference number:N27661
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Acklington


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