Keys to the Past

North Charlton medieval village (Eglingham)

The shrunken medieval village of North Charlton survives as a series of earthworks around the present farm. As well as the village there is also an extensive open field system and a chapel. Records of the village go back to the 13th century when it belonged to the lords of Ditchburn. Today there are earthworks of buildings, enclosures, plots of land and a hollow way as well as a stone market cross. This is a [Scheduled Monument} protected by law.

Reference number:N5031
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, Deserted Medieval Villages of North Northumberland 1978; P J Dixon



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham


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