Newbiggin, East



Site type: DMV

There are no clear earthworks visible in the area of East Newbiggin Farm. This settlement is located 1km to the north-east of West Newbiggin. Newbiggin is first recorded in the thirteenth century, and East Newbiggin is first mentioned in an inquisition post mortem in the late fourteenth century but then not recorded again until the late sixteenth century. [1] In 1666 at 'Newbiggins' six people are listed in the Hearth Tax. [2] There is no clear evidence of the size of any settlement at Newbiggin or either of the two settlements. It may be the case that there was only a single settlement.

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

[1] Watts, V. 2007. The Place-Names of County Durham Part 1. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society: 42.
[2] Green, A., E. Parkinson and M. Spufford 2006. County Durham Hearth Tax Assessment Lady Day 1666. London: British Record Society: 39.
Pre-1974 county:
Historic parish:
Present county or unitary area:
Modern parish:
East and West Newbiggin
Grid reference:
NZ 366189

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:
42 (and West) (Township)
Census 1841 total population:
37 (and West) (Township)
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
E179 date and type last doc:
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
NMR number:
HER number:
DURH 4371
Investigation history:
1981 Field Visit.
Cartographic or photographic records:
Site status:
Not Scheduled
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y coordinate:
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