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Ouston, West Allen Dale

Ouston is a hamlet in West Allen Dale in Northumberland. It is within the civil parish of Plenmeller with Whitfield. There was a village at Ouston, first recorded in 1279, but it had shrunk by the 18th century and was later deserted.[1] Ouston House, a former farm house here, was built in the mid-18th century, possibly on the site of the deserted Medieval village. There is a mid-19th century lime kiln near the house, utilising limestone from a nearby quarry and coal, which was mined locally. 

Northumberland Deserted Medieval Village Plenmeller with Whitfield Civil Parish Disused Limestone Quarry, Ouston Lime Kiln, Ouston, West Allen Dale Ouston House
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Ouston (Plenmeller with Whitfield)
- "This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Ouston. Although it was first recorded in 1279 the village began to shrink by the mid-18th century. The site of …

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