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Great Swinburne deserted medieval village (Chollerton)

This is the site of the deserted medieval village of West Swinburne. It was first mentioned in 1296, but was destroyed by the Scots in the 1320s. It was completely deserted in the late 16th century, but some people had moved back by the 17th century. Now all that remains of the settlement are a farm and five cottages. A number of earthworks survive in the area.

Reference number:N9222
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton


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