Witton Gilbert Parish Council

  • Description

    "There is history of people in the area in the late Neolithic and Bronze age. Field finds from Roman times suggest that there was a small Roman settlement at Crookton, across the Browney Valley from Witton which existed as a settlement from before the Norman Conquest until the thirteenth century. By the end of the twelfth century it was owned together with Fulforth by the Bishop of Durham. His tenant and Lord of the Manor was Gilbert de la Ley who gave his name to his village in the woods. It is believed that the soft J in Gilbert is why even today the name of the village is spoken as ‘J’ilbert...."
  • Owner

    Durham County Council
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://parishes.durham.gov.uk/wittongilbert/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 days, 23 hours ago
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