Tursdale (County Durham): Local History

  • Description

    "Tursdale is now a small hamlet in the parish of Cassop-cum-Quarrington. It lies just to the west of the A1 close to the village of Bowburn. The village was first recorded in the medieval period, though its name is of Old Norse origin, meaning 'Thor's Valley'. Little survives of the medieval village now, although it is known that one of the farms, Tursdale House, was the manor house in the 12th century. A medieval moated site is also known at Standalone- this was traditionally believed..."
  • Owner

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

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Link: http://www.keystothepast.info/article/10339/Site-Details?PRN=D6899
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 12 months ago
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