Barforth, County Durham


Barforth is a hamlet and a civil parish near Gainford in County Durham. Barforth was a manor during medieval times and there are remains of an abandoned medieval village. The former manor house - Barforth Hall - remains today, now used as a farmhouse. There are also the medieval remains of  St Lawrence's Chapel and a distinctive stone dovecote.

Barforth is a civil parish in the Teesdale district of County Durham, England, near Gainford. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 77. At the 2011 Census the population remained less than 100. Information is therefore maintained in the parish of Ovington. The northern border of the parish is the River Tees.

Landmarks

The abandoned village of Old Richmond lay in Barforth, west of Gainford, and the remains include the ruins of a dovecote and of St Lawrence's chapel, as well as the still-inhabited Barforth Hall.

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Barforth Grange.

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Farmland, Barforth

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St Lawrence's Chapel, manorial settlement remains and dovecote
- "....The monument includes the remains of a chapel, a manorial settlement and a dovecote of medieval date, situated on a triangular shaped plateau above the flood plain of the River ...

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Barforth
- "This may be the site of the medieval village of Brierford, mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Brierforde'. It has often been known locally as 'Old Richmond', though the reasons ...

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