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Embleton medieval village (Embleton)

A settlement is known to have existed at Embleton since the 13th century, when it was the centre of the barony and liberty of Embleton. A number of medieval documents record the number of people who lived here through tax returns, wills and court rolls. The village was allowed to hold a Tuesday market and annual fair by permission of the king, Henry III. The village has grown in more recent times but, despite the addition of 20th century housing, the 18th century plan is well preserved. Excavations in 2005 and 2006 have found buried remains of medieval buildings.

Reference number:N5851
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Land at Station Road, Embleton 2005; Archaeological Services University of Durham
EXCAVATION, Station Road, Embleton 2006; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Embleton


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