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Heckley deserted medieval village (Denwick)

A settlement is first documented at Heckley in 1147 when it was a vill, or township with at least ten free owners of houses and lands. Heckley is mentioned in later documents from the 13th century through to the 18th century. The possible earthwork remains of the village have been noted in fields west of Heckley House, but some of these relate to a 19th century farm. The remains of fishponds have been identified as well as medieval ridge and furrow cultivation.

Reference number:N4430
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Denwick

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