Keys to the Past

Lesbury medieval village (Lesbury)

The medieval village of Lesbury is fist mentioned, as `Leschesbiri', in a document written in 1190. Twelve taxpayers lived in the village in 1296. In 1614, Lesbury contained over 50 cottages.

Reference number:N5714
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Proposed residential development at Lesbury, Northumberland. Archaeological desk-top assessment 2000; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Land West of Townfoot Steadings, Lesbury, Northumberland: geophysical survey and archaeological evaluation - geophysical survey 2007; Archaeological Services University of Durham
TRIAL TRENCH, Land West of Townfoot Steadings, Lesbury, Northumberland: geophysical survey and archaeological evaluation - archaeological evaluation 2007; Archaeological Services University of Durham
WATCHING BRIEF, Land west of Townfoot Steadings, Lesbury 2009; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Lesbury


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