Deserted Village of Scrainwood (Alnham)

  • Description

    "This was the site of the medieval village of Scrainwood. In 1377 tax returns show that at least 33 adults lived there. The remains of the houses can still be seen as earthworks. At least three rectangular buildings could be recognised, though the earthworks are only slight. A fortified tower house was recorded at the village in 1509 and 1541. Ruins of this building could still be seen 19th century, but now all trace of the tower has gone....."
  • 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: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 2 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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