Site type: DMV

Earthworks had been spotted in the past at this site, but they had been ploughed flat by 1971. [1] Areas of ridge and furrow can still be seen. When the site was ploughed it produced pottery dated to the late thirteenth to early fourteenth century, with a few sherds of later material. [1] Hulam is recorded in 1183. [2] In the fourteenth century a number of tenants are recorded. [3]

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

[1] NMR Pastscape Record No. 27113.
[2] Austin, D. 1982. Bolden Book Northumberland and Durham. Chichester: Phillimore: 55.
[3] Greenwell, W. 1857. Bishop Hatfield’s Survey. Durham: Publications of the Surtees Society 32: 153.
Pre-1974 county:
Historic parish:
Present county or unitary area:
County Durham
Modern parish:
Sheraton and Hulam
Grid reference:
NZ 430370

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:
7 (Township)
Census 1841 total population:
11 (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:
27113, 27204
HER number:
Investigation history:
1971 Watching Brief.
1980 Field Visit.
2007 Durham Aggregates Area NMP.
Cartographic or photographic records:
RAF CPE/UK/2352 3264 Taken 4 October 1947.
RAF 540/642 3263-4 Taken 10 December 1951.
RAF F22/58/2654 0009-10 Taken 9 December 1958.
Site status:
Not Scheduled
x coordinate:
y coordinate:
Beresford, M.W. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.
See also:
NMR Pastscape