Cold Hesledon Deserted Medieval Village, Hawthorn (Cold Hesledon)

  • Description

    "These are the remains of the shrunken medieval village of Cold Hesledon. The meaning of the place name is unclear but is likely to be Old English in origin. It possibly comes from the words 'cnoll hazel dene' meaning the 'hill village of hazel dene (valley)'....Turf-covered banks forming small enclosures represent the foundations of individual cottages....."
  • Owner

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

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 3 years, 10 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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