Local History: Lanchester

  • Description

    "The village of Lanchester lies in the valley of the River Browney approximately eight miles west of Durham. This ancient parish was formerly very extensive, comprising no less than fifteen townships, and four chapelries; all the latter are now entirely independent parishes, whilst of the townships there remain only Lanchester, Langley, parts of Greencroft, and Burnhope and Hamsteels. The earliest remains in this area are of prehistoric date. A number of flint tools were found at Red House, though their precise age is not clear. Nearby, at Holly Bush, a leaf-shaped stone arrowhead made from flint was found. It probably dates to the Neolithic and may have been used by an early hunter at a time when farming was only just beginning. During the Roman period Lanchester became the site of the Roman fort known as Longovicium...."
  • Owner

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

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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Detailsx?PRN=D6851
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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