Keys to the Past

Walltown shrunken medieval village (Greenhead)

In medieval times, Walltown was a member of the barony of Henshaw in the liberty of Tynedale. A series of medieval and post-medieval documents give us some idea of how many people once lived in the village and surrounding area. For example, in 1666 the Hearth Tax shows there were 15 houses in the township. By the late 20th century there is only one farmstead remaining. Some medieval settlements have earthworks of former buildings and the surrounding field system but unfortunately nothing can be seen here.

Reference number:N6073
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Greenhead

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