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Harehope medieval village (Eglingham)

Records of a medieval settlement at Harehope date back to at least the 12th century. Later that century a leper hospital was established here. It is not known when the village was abandoned, but in the 18th and 19th centuries there was a small hamlet here comprising a farm and a few cottages. One of these cottages survives as an earthwork as do the remains of a building traditionally associated with the hospital.

Reference number:N3647
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham

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