Keys to the Past

Elwick (Belford with Middleton)

In medieval times the ownership of Elwick was divided between the Bishop of Durham and the barons of Wooler. It is mentioned in historic documents dating back to the 13th century when five people were liable for tax. In the 15th century two towers are mentioned, although there is no trace of them today. In the 18th century a small village is shown on a map of 1769 together with two ruins at the west end. Today there is a farm and some cottages, behind which is a raised platform with six broad ridges nearly 50m in length with a hollow way on its east side and these may be the back of a village toft.

Reference number:N5069
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Belford with Middleton
Local History of Belford with Middleton

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