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Fallowlees Farm is located on the edge of Harwood Forest, about 5 miles south-west of Rothbury in Northumberland. Remains of ridge and furrow cultivation suggest there was a medieval settlement here.[1] By the current farm are the remains of Fallowlees Bastle, a fortified farmhouse. Fallowlees Farm is owned by the National Trust. 

FALLOWLEES, a township, in the parish and union of Rothbury, W. division of Coquetdale ward, N. division of Northumberland, 5¾ miles (S.S.W.) from Rothbury; containing 7 inhabitants. This is a moorland township, situated north of the Roughlees burn. The lough called Fallowlees Lough, lies a little northward. The tithes have been commuted for 7s. 11d.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Northumberland Rothbury Parish, 1848 Fallowlees Bastle
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Fallowlees Bastle, remains

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Fallowlees Burn

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Fallowlees medieval village (Rothley with Hollinghill)
- "There may have been a medieval village at Fallowlees but more research is needed to confirm this. There are traces of ridge and furrow ploughing in fields around the present ...

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Northumberland shepherdess breaks world record with huge price for sale of sheep dog
- Chronicle Live 1 March 2019. "....A shepherdess who won fame for her solitary life on a remote Northumberland farm has broken the world record for selling a working female sheep ...

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