Keys to the Past

Park Pale (Warkworth)

Site of the former deer park, Warkworth.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Site of the former deer park, Warkworth. Photo by Harry Rowland.

A plan of Warkworth drawn in 1623 shows that the space enclosed in the bend of the River Coquet was used as a deer park. It seems to have existed from the 13th century onwards. In 1512 there were over 150 deer living in the park. The park had been removed by the early 17th century. In places, traces of the ditch and bank, which marked the edge of the park, are still visible.

Reference number:N5409
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Southern Trunk Main Warkworth to North Gosforth. Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Assessment 2006; Tyne and Wear Museums

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warkworth

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