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Shotley former medieval settlement (Shotley Low Quarter)

A settlement is known at Shotley as early as 1262 when the contents of the vill were recorded. At that time eight bondmen, eleven cottagers and a chaplain were listed as tenants. However, there is no proof that there was a village of Shotley and it is likely that the settlement pattern was dispersed, or non-nucleated. The area was devastated by the Scots in 1346. No earthwork remains of a village are visible today.

Reference number:N9799
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Shotley Low Quarter

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