Keys to the Past

Goswick Deserted Medieval Village (Ancroft)

This was the site of medieval village of Goswick. All that exists today are a few cottages and farms. The village began to decline in the 16th century. An 18th century map shows Goswick as a farm next to the mansion of the Watson family. No earthworks remains of the village, but the earthwork remains of medieval ploughing, known as ridge and furrow, can be seen

Reference number:N4025
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ancroft

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