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Wydon deserted village (Featherstone)

A settlement is known at Wydon from the 13th century. A series of medieval documents record the number of taxpayers in the 13th and 14th centuries. For instance, 27 adults were listed in 1377. The village of about eight houses is shown on a map of 1749, but by 1769 only two buildings are shown. Today it is a single farm and no earthworks of the medieval village survive.

Reference number:N6129
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, Building recording and watching brief, Wydon Farm, Haltwhistle 2006; Cranstone Consulting

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Source of Reference
Local History of Featherstone


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