Local History: Ford (Northumberland)

  • Description

    "The parish of Ford lies in north Northumberland, close to the Scottish border. It has a very rich variety of archaeological an historic sites, with numerous cropmarks, and important monuments and buildings from the prehistoric, medieval and post-medieval periods. The first people to have left traces of their lives in the parish are from the Mesolithic period. Some of their flint tools and blades have been found and would have been used by people who travelled to seasonal hunting grounds in the search for food. Later, in the Neolithic period, people began to lead a less nomadic way of life and started clearing trees away to make fields. Stone axes, like those from Crookham Eastfield and Pallinsburn, were used to chop down trees....."
  • Owner

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

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://keystothepast.info/search-records/results-of-search/results-of-search-2/site-details/?PRN=N13751
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 6 months ago
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