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Rowley deserted medieval village (Hexhamshire and District)

The earliest reference to Rowley is probably in 1296 when it is referred to as a manor and four people were assessed for taxes there. Another document, made in 1379, records a Robert Ogle who owned some land there and also the presence of a tithe barn and a garden. However, there may never actually have been a village there and, whatever settlement there was, did not survive beyond medieval times. Now the place name is only used for the Rowley Burn.

Reference number:N8346
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hexhamshire and District
Local History of Hexhamshire and District

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