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Merchingley deserted medieval village (Broomhaugh and Riding; Slaley)

In 1262 the medieval settlement of Merchingley was documented as having six holdings and one cottage. However, by 1346 it had been totally destroyed by the Scots and there is no evidence that it was ever resettled. It precise location is not known, but it may have stood near the March Burn.

Reference number:N9033
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Broomhaugh and Riding
Local History of Slaley


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