Keys to the Past

Buteland medieval village (Birtley)

The remains of a medieval village survive as earthworks on Buteland Fell. Buteland is first mentioned in documents in the 13th century when Richard of Buteland held the manor. The village remains include a group of building foundations and enclosures which all lie within an oval banked enclosure with ridge and furrow cultivation around the north and west sides.

Reference number:N8056
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley

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