Keys to the Past

Felton (Felton)

Felton village. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Felton village. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

The settlement at Felton was established in about 1200. Burgage-type plots were laid out stretching back from the main road and a fair was granted in 1200. A number of medieval documents record the number of tenants in the 14th century. It has been suggested that Felton was a new plantation.

Reference number:N4347
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Archaeological evaluation at 62-64 Main Street, Felton 2009; Archaeological Services Durham University
WATCHING BRIEF, No 5 Low Close, Felton 2012; Bernicia Archaeology

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Felton


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