Keys to the Past

Howick deserted medieval village (Longhoughton)

The medieval hamlet of Howick is mentioned in a document written in 1580, when 19 tenants lived there. The village, which included a chapel, was demolished in the 18th century to make way for a landscape park. A new estate village with the same name was established outside the park. Archaeologists call medieval settlements which have been abandoned `deserted medieval villages'.

Reference number:N5651
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Longhoughton

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