Site type: DMV

The site is located to the east of the modern day settlement of Coxhoe. This is a recent development and not connected with the medieval settlement. The medieval village was located to the south of Coxhoe Hall, originally built in 1400 and much remodelled and rebuilt, it was demolished in 1952. [1, 2] Faint earthworks can still be seen of the settlement. A number of parallel rows of crofts and tofts have been identified. [3] The settlement first appears in the fourteenth century, but it suffered at various points of its history with the manor house and mill recorded as in ruin in 1418. [3] It is possible that the end of the settlement came in the fifteenth century.

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

[1] Durham HER Record No. 3261.
[2] Pevsner, N. and R. Williamson 1983. The Buildings of England: Durham. London: Penguin Books: 134.
[3] Scheduled Monument List Entry 1019918.
Pre-1974 county:
Historic parish:
Present county or unitary area:
County Durham
Modern parish:
Grid reference:
NZ 331357

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:
117 (Township)
Census 1841 total population:
3904 (Township)
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
E179 date and type last doc:
1662 May 19 hearth tax
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
NMR number:
HER number:
DURH 3261
Investigation history:
1980 Field Visit.
2006-2007 Durham Aggregate Areas NMP.
Cartographic or photographic records:
RAF 540/642 3245-46 Taken 10 December 1951.
RAF 540/965 3010 Taken 11 December 1952.
CUCAP UY75 Taken 31 May 1957.
NMR NZ 3335/1 (13129/8) Taken 29 June 1989.
OS 95646 0076 Taken 28 July 1995.
Site status:
Scheduled 1019918
x coordinate:
y coordinate:
Beresford, M.W. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.
See also:
NMR Pastscape