Keys to the Past

Detchant deserted medieval village (Belford with Middleton)

Detchant is mentioned in a document written in 1296, when 12 taxpayers lived there. It belonged to the barony of Wooler. Today the remains of the village can be seen as earthworks on an aerial photograph.

Reference number:N3746
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Belford with Middleton
Local History of Belford with Middleton

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