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Little Houghton deserted medieval village (Longhoughton)

The medieval village of Little Houghton is mentioned in a document written in 1296. Parts of the village may survive as earthworks near Littlehoughton Hall, where ridge and furrow and a hollow way can also be seen. Archaeologists call medieval settlements which have been abandoned `deserted medieval villages'.

Reference number:N5656
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Longhoughton

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