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Rattenraw medieval village (Haydon)

The earliest recorded mention of Rattenraw is in the 13th century. The settlement was described as a hamlet in 1368 in the vill of Haydon. The number of houses and people who lived are not recorded until post-medieval times and it seems to been at its largest in the early 18th century. In 1736 there were ten houses here but it seems to have declined after this and in the mid 19th century only one farmstead is shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey map. A few earthworks south of the farm may be traces of earlier buildings.

Reference number:N7656
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haydon


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