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Bradley Hall medieval settlement (Bardon Mill)

This site includes the remains medieval and post-medieval settlement. The remains of several rectangular buildings can be seen as well as a number of enclosures probably used to keep animals. There is also a sunken road leading to fields containing ridge and furrow, the remains left by medieval ploughing, which surround the site. Parts of at least two ruined stone bastles can also be seen. These were fortified farmhouses built as protection against raiders. These show that settlement continued into the 16th and 17th centuries when most bastles were built. The remains are probably associated with Bradley Hall immediately to the south-west. This site is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N6607
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead 1999; T GATES
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Bradley Green DMV, near Bardon Mill 2015; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bardon Mill

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