Site type: Doubtful

There is no clear evidence for the settlement but gaps in the ridge and furrow around the farm may indicate the location of houses. There is very little information about this settlement to judge any indication of the size of the settlement. The MVRG archive questions this site with the lack of evidence and suggests its removal from the list. This has therefore been classed as doubtful. [1]

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

[1] Medieval Village Research Group Archive, Historic England Archive Swindon: Durham/Slingley.
Pre-1974 county:
Historic parish:
Seaton with Slingsby
Present county or unitary area:
County Durham
Modern parish:
Seaton and Slingley
Grid reference:
NZ 380480

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:
96 (Seaton and) (Township)
Census 1841 total population:
175 (Seaton and) (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 7718
Investigation history:
1980 Field Visit.
Cartographic or photographic records:
RAF F22/543/369 0122-3 Taken 28 August 1958.
Site status:
Not Scheduled
x coordinate:
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