Elford Deserted Village (Beadnell)
Elford now only consists of one farm and a few cottages, but it was once a village. A document from 1778 records that at there were at least 18 cottages. A map drawn a few years earlier shows a hamlet and a mansion. Villages often shrank in size or disappeared completely after the medieval period. Often, such as here at Elford, only a farm now remains.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
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Source of Reference
Local History of Beadnell
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