Burdon, Old

 

 

Site type: Shrunken

Any remains of this settlement are now covered by a golf course. There is a current settlement at Old Burdon which would appear to keep to an earlier village plan with a triangular village green and a village pond. In 1183 Burdon is recorded with Ryhope and there is a minimum population of 30. [1] The last entry on the E179 database is 1662 suggesting settlement still here at this point in time. This would seem to be a shrunken settlement on the current evidence.

Appears in the Gazetteer of Deserted Medieval Villages known in 1968.

References:
[1] Austin, D. 1982. Bolden Book Northumberland and Durham. Chichester: Phillimore: 17.
Pre-1974 county:
Durham
Historic parish:
Burdon
Present county or unitary area:
Sunderland
Modern parish:
Burdon
Grid reference:
NZ 381507
Latitude:
54.84966938
Longitude:
-1.40816495

Documentary resources
Domesday reference:
Domesday minimum number of individuals:
Taxation 1291 (main):
Not recorded
Taxation 1291 (portions):
Not recorded
Lay subsidy 1334 total paid:
Poll Tax 1377 number who paid:
Poll Tax 1377 total paid:
Poll Tax 1379 number who paid:
Poll Tax 1379 total paid:
Poll Tax 1381 number who paid:
Poll Tax 1381 total paid:
Lay subsidy 1524 number who paid:
Lay Subsidy 1524 total paid:
Lay Subsidy 1525 number who paid:
Lay Subsidy 1525 total paid:
Lay Subsidy 1543/4 number who paid:
Diocesan returns 1563:
Not recorded
Census 1801 total population:
Not recorded
Census 1841 total population:
Not recorded
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
Not recorded
E179 date and type last doc:
1662 May 19 hearth tax
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
NMR number:
26363
HER number:
DURH 7714
Investigation history:
1978 Field Visit.
Cartographic or photographic records:
Site status:
Not Scheduled
x coordinate:
438100
y coordinate:
550700
Bibliography:
Beresford, M.W. 1954. The Lost Villages of England. London: Lutterworth Press: 350.
Beresford, M.W. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.
See also:
NMR Pastscape
www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=26363