Local History: Barforth

  • Description

    "The parish of Barforth stands in Teesdale, just on the south bank of the river. It is about half way between Darlington and Barnard's Castle. The earliest evidence for settlement in the parish probably dates to the Iron Age. The remains of at least two enclosures surrounded by slight earth banks can still be seen in the area..... The village was also mentioned in the Domesday Book, and the village is also mentioned in historic records dating to between 1301 and 1334. However, by 1517 the population was declining, and there is now no village here. The earthworks. The of the medieval village are however still visible. The earth enclosures and platforms show the probable sites of the houses. The old manor house is still used as a farmhouse. It was probably built in the 15th or 16th century...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Details?PRN=D6642
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 3 months ago
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