Keys to the Past

North Charlton medieval open field system (Eglingham)

East of North Charlton medieval village are part of the medieval open field system that would once have surrounded the whole village. They survive as extensive earthworks comprising furlongs, or fields, with ridge and furrow cultivation. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5049
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Eglingham


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