Low Buston medieval settlement, 231m south east of Low Buston Hall

  • Description

    "....The monument includes the shrunken remains of a settlement of medieval date, situated on a slight ridge adjacent to Tylee Burn. The medieval plan of the village is a type well known in this part of Northumberland, in which a single row, or two parallel rows of houses face onto a rectangular village green or hollow way, with crofts or garden areas to the rear. This type of village in northern England is thought to be the result of deliberate planning by Norman rulers attempting to exert control over a rebellious region during the 11th and 12th centuries. The remains of the settlement are visible as a series of low earthworks and comprise a hollow way oriented north-west to south-east forming the main village street with, on either side, the foundations of small rectangular houses (tofts) 8m to 9m long and the remains of small field plots (crofts) behind....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1006502
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 8 months ago
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