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Acton deserted village (Felton)

A settlement is recorded at Acton from the 13th century. It was a member of the barony of Mitford and a number of medieval and later documents record the number of taxpayers there. For instance, in 1296 there were three people who paid tax. In 1590 the village was divided into two parts, called North and South Acton. However, by 1769 no village is shown on a map of the county. Remains of the village survive as earthworks and comprise possible house platforms and enclosures as well as some of its field system.

Reference number:N4324
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Acton Hall Grounds (south of field number 6148), Acton Hall 2003; Bernicia Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Felton


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