Keys to the Past

Portgate shrunken medieval village (Corbridge)

This was the site of the medieval village of Portgate. A fortified tower was recorded at the site. It was probably built as a defence against reivers. The earthworks of a number of small farmsteads can be seen, and the tower probably stood in this area. All that can be seen at the site now is a small farm and a cottage.

Reference number:N8657
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Corbridge


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