Keys to the Past

Whitfield shrunken medieval village (Plenmeller with Whitfield)

This is the site of the shrunken medieval village of Whitfield. It was first recorded in the 12th century. It had began to shrink in size by the 16th century and little remained by the 19th century. The earthworks of earlier buildings can be seen to the east and north of the church and lidar survey reveals at least three platforms as well as possible yards, with further earthworks in field south of the Church Burn.

Reference number:N6342
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION, Altogether Archaeology project (Module 7: Allen Valleys and Hexhamshire Lidar Landscape Survey 2012-2015) 2015; Alogether Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Plenmeller with Whitfield

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