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Woodhouses, Kielder Water (Falstone)

The remains of a village survived as earthworks and building foundations until the flooding of Kielder Water reservoir in the 1980s. At least seven buildings were visible and were surrounded by field banks and ridge and furrow cultivation. It stood near the Pot Burn which flowed into the River North Tyne. It is not known why the village became deserted or how old it is.

Reference number:N6199
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Excavation and Survey in North Tynedale, 1973-1975 1975

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Source of Reference
Local History of Falstone


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