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Low Buston (Warkworth)

This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Low Buston. It was first recorded in 1242, but fell into disuse during the 18th century. The remains of the village can still be seen. Several sunken roadways are visible running through the site. There are also a series of rectangular enclosures, possibly small fields, as well as smaller enclosures which were probably the site of buildings. Aerial photographs of the area also show traces of ridge and furrow. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5417
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):GEOCHEMICAL SURVEY, The Deserted Village of Low Buston, Northumberland: a study in soil phosphate analysis 1976; Durham University
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, The Deserted Village of Low Buston, Northumberland: a study in soil phosphate analysis 1976; Durham University
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, The Deserted Village at Low Buston, Warkworth, Northumberland: An Examination of the Stratigraphy Disclosed in the Flanks of a Pond 1995; Heritage Site and Landscape Surveys Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warkworth


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