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Black Hedley shrunken medieval village (Shotley Low Quarter)

A settlement is first recorded at Black Hedley in the 13th century. It was part of the township of Shotley and was described as a hamlet in the 14th century. The remains of a possible rectangular building or enclosure survive as an earthwork as well as medieval ridge and furrow cultivation remains.

Reference number:N9913
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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