Bolam Deserted Village (Belsay)

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  • Description

    "Bolam was once a town with its own market and the permission to hold fairs. However, it began to shrink in size from the 16th century. It was divided into to two parts in 1597, and a hedge and ditch ran across the centre of the village. During the 18th century the number of houses declined, and the last house had gone soon after 1810. The only surviving buildings were the vicarage, schoolhouse, a farmstead, a public house, two cottages and the church and hall. A park was built around the hall, and now only the hall, vicarage and church still stand. However, extensive earthworks...."
  • Owner

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

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 5 months ago
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