Keys to the Past

West Harle medieval village (Kirkwhelpington)

West Harle, Kirkwhelpington. Photo by Peter Ryder.
West Harle, Kirkwhelpington. Photo by Peter Ryder.

West Harle and Little Harle were hamlets within the same township township. In 1296 they had nine taxpayers between them. A tower house at West Harle is mentioned in a document written in 1415. A 19th century writer describes the same building as a `mansion house'. The original tower house was probably added to in 1629.

Reference number:N9555
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT, Steadings windfarm - cultural heritage impact, including assessment of cumulative effects 2007; Oxford Archaeological Associates

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington

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