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Featherstone deserted village (Featherstone)

A settlement is known at Featherstone from the 13th century. A series of medieval documents record the number of taxpayers in the village as well as the number of properties. For instance, in 1377 41 adults were listed in the Poll Tax returns. No trace of the village survives today, although an 18th century map shows some buildings to the north of the castle. These were probably cleared away when the parkland was created in the 19th century.

Reference number:N6128
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Featherstone


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