Keys to the Past

Halton (Whittington)

This is the site of the shrunken medieval village of Halton. It was first recorded in the 13th century. Although at this period it was quite a large village, it did not survive at this size into the 16th century. By 1666 only four houses were recorded, including the castle. The sites of some of the medieval buildings can still be seen as grassy, earth platforms. An area of ridge and furrow shows the areas of probably medieval farming. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8672
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):EVALUATION, Shepherd's House, Halton 2016; Alan Williams Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Whittington


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