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Bolton deserted Medieval Village (Hedgeley)

Nothing remains of the deserted medieval village of Bolton. The village was part of the Barony of Wark-on-Tweed, which means that the villagers would have originally paid taxes to the lord of the manor there. Bolton must have existed before 1225, when a leper hospital was built nearby and the village started to pay taxes to the hospital instead.

Reference number:N4475
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hedgeley


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