Keys to the Past

High Town deserted village (Bellingham)

The remains of a former settlement have been discovered near Blakelaw Farm. The remains consist of house platforms, a hollow way, enclosures and field boundaries. The remains may date to the medieval period although no contemporary documentation has been discovered to support this. The remains of a post-medieval building lie nearby which was used as a source of stone in the 20th century to build another house further down the valley. Some of the remains are shown on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1866.

Reference number:N7939
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Bellingham


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