Keys to the Past

Old Shipley medieval village (Eglingham)

This is the site of a deserted medieval village that survives as a series of earthworks. These show the outlines of rows of houses and tofts and a village green. Old documents show that there was a settlement here from at least the 13th century. There used to be a weekly market held here and gravestones are mentioned in a 19th century history of the parish.

Reference number:N4412
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; J H Ostridge
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Deserted Medieval Villages of North Northumberland 1978; P J Dixon

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Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham

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