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Cartington deserted medieval village (Cartington)

Cartington medieval village is first mentioned in old documents in the 13th century when a small share of land was held by John le Viscount. Following this, there are records of the number of people paying tax at Cartington in 1296 and through the 14th century. A tower is first recorded there in 1415 and later settlement is documented from the 16th to the 19th centuries. A series of earthworks lies near the castle and they include possible building remains as well as remnants of the medieval field system called ridge and furrow. Some of the earthworks are visible on aerial photographs.

Reference number:N2861
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cartington


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