Keys to the Past

Local Histories

Starting with I - 3 Settlements found.

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Ingleton (County Durham)
The village of Ingleton lies in the beautiful countryside of south-west Durham in Teesdale. The village was was first recorded in 1050 and is thought to have two possible meanings in Old English: It may relate to either 'Ingeld's (or Ingwald's) farmstead' or could translate to 'Farmstead of the English'....


Ingram (Northumberland)
The parish of Ingram lies to the west of Alnwick on the River Breamish, where it emerges from a valley in the edge of the Cheviots into the wider landscape of Whittingham Vale....


Iveston (County Durham)
Little is known about the prehistory of the Iveston area. In fact no certain remains from this period have been found at all. It was once thought that 'Castle Hill' might be the sight of an Iron Age hillfort. However, the remains at this site are simply those of an early 19th century quarry. The hill itself is a spoil tip from the quarry. The only object to have been found here is a 17th century shoe buckle. More likely to be of prehistoric date is the {enclosure D187} shown by cropmarks, which was excavated in 1963. Although no dating evidence was found, this is not surprising as many prehistoric sites produce very few finds....
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