This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Dilston. It probably first developed in the early 12th century. It was mentioned several times in the 13th and 14th centuries, but by the 18th century a map showed only the ruins of Dilston Hall and a park. A few earthworks that may be the remains of the village can be seen in parkland east of the tower.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Event(s):||TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Dilston Castle Project 2002; North Pennines Heritage Trust|
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Dilston Castle Project 2003; GSB Prospection
Source of Reference
Local History of Corbridge
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