Keys to the Past

Hepburn deserted medieval village (Tillside)

A village is recorded at Hepburn from the 13th century onwards and traces survive as earthworks near Hepburn Cottage. In the 18th century the bastle is recorded as standing in a large village, but it is the only building which has survived. It is not known why the village became deserted or when but it may be connected with the creation of Chillingham Park.

Reference number:N3603
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
UNCERTAIN
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1969; B H Pritchard



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside
Local History of Tillside


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