Description"The origin of the place-name is described as: 'Multi-coloured promontory' from fāg (Old English) meaning variegated, multi-coloured, coloured, and næss (Anglian) for ness, a promontory, a headland; a projecting piece of high land; a piece of land round which a river flows, to form a headland. Key to English Place-names http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Northumberland/Fawns A medieval moated site next to the farm [] is exceptionally well preserved and one of few surviving examples in Northumberland. It is said to have documentary evidence going back to 1303. Keys to the Past: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Details?PRN=N10398 Gatehouse: http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20sites/2689.html" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2018.
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Picture Taken: 2018-06-06