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.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; E Geary|
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; B H Pritchard
Source of Reference
Local History of Birtley
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