Site type: DMV

Vague earthworks can be seen from the air to the north of East Garmondsway Farm. These appear to be aligned along two north-south hollow ways. It is suggested that the houses were aligned along the easternmost hollow way. [1] The grid reference used by the website (NZ 342 348) is a slightly refined version of that used in 1968.

The Garmondsway place-name is first mentioned in 1072-1083 and the settlement is recorded in 1183. [2, 3] The early mention of the place-name is in connection with King Cnut venerating St Cuthbert when he travels via Garmundi. [4] There are scattered farms in the area and these would seem to be the remnants of a village.

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

[1] Scheduled Monument List Entry 1008666.
[2] Watts, V. 2007. The Place-Names of County Durham Part 1. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society: 142.
[3] Austin, D. 1982. Bolden Book Northumberland and Durham. Chichester: Phillimore: 25.
[4] Arnold, T. 1882. Symeonis Monachii Opera Omnia. Vol 1. London: The Chronicles and memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages 75: 90.
Pre-1974 county:
Historic parish:
Garmonsway Moor
Present county or unitary area:
County Durham
Modern parish:
Grid reference:
NZ 342348

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:
28 (Township)
Census 1841 total population:
157 (Township)
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
E179 date and type last doc:
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
NMR number:
HER number:
DURH 1129
Investigation history:
1950 Excavation.
1954 Field Visit.
1959 Field Visit.
1980 Field Visit.
1991 Measured Survey.
2006-2007 Durham Aggregate Areas NMP.
Cartographic or photographic records:
RAF 540/642 3182 - 3183 Taken 10 December 1951.
CUCAP UY75-77 Taken 31 May 1957.
CUCAP AQN75-78 Taken 11 January 1967.
CUCAP BLK60-62 Taken 16 January 1973.
CUCAP CLP62-62 Taken 10 May 1980.
NMR NZ 3434/8 (13894/39) Taken 19 May 1992.
Survey Plan Medieval Village Research Group Archive: measured drawings. Historic England Archive 620494.
Site status:
Scheduled 1008666
x coordinate:
y coordinate:
Beresford, M.W. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.
See also:
NMR Pastscaspe

CUCAP Aerial Photographs