Site type: Doubtful
- Faint earthworks at the site close to the remains of the church may represent settlement evidence, however they have been interpreted as manorial earthworks. [1, 2] The area has been landscaped as part of the parkland of Sockburn Hall. The chapel ruins include clear thirteenth-century elements.  There is a much earlier history to the site with links to consecration of Higbald of Lindesfarne in 780 and the ordination of Eanbald as Archbishop of York in 796.  There are suggestions that the chapel started life as a minster church, later becoming a parish church.  Pieces of pre-conquest sculpture have also been uncovered on the site. [2, 3] Current research at the site is concentrating on this early history and it is still debated whether there was ever a village here in the medieval period. [2, 4] An inquisition post mortem in 1438 mentions only a mill and three cottages as well as the manor house.  In 1666 five people are listed in the Hearth Tax.  Until further research identifies settlement evidence this has been labelled as doubtful.
Appears in the Gazetteer of Deserted Medieval Villages known in 1968.
-  NMR Pastscape Record No. 25511.
 Went, D. and M. Jecock 2007. Sockburn Hall, Darlington: an Archaeological Investigation of the Medieval and Post-Medieval Manors and the Setting of the Pre-Conquest Church. English Heritage Research Report 82/2007.
 Pevsner, N. and R. Williamson 1983. The Buildings of England: Durham. London: Penguin Books: 410-411.
 Semple, S and D. Petts 2014. Sockburn Project, Co Durham.
 Green, A., E. Parkinson and M. Spufford 2006. County Durham Hearth Tax Assessment Lady Day 1666. London: British Record Society: 42.
- Pre-1974 county:
- Historic parish:
- Present county or unitary area:
- Modern parish:
- Grid reference:
- NZ 349070
- Domesday reference:
- Domesday minimum number of individuals:
- Taxation 1291 (main):
- Taxation 1291 (portions):
- 1120 (Vicarage)
- 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:
- Census 1801 total population:
- 34 (Township)
- Census 1841 total population:
- 42 (Parish)
- Census 1841 inhabited houses:
- E179 date and type last doc:
- 1678 March 20 act for raising money by a poll
- Alternative names:
- Presumed date of depopulation:
- NMR number:
- HER number:
- DURH 175, 4620
- Investigation history:
- 1957 Field Visit.
2007 Topographic and Geophysical Survey.
- Cartographic or photographic records:
- CUCAP AQP46-47 Taken 14 January 1967.
Went, D. and M. Jecock 2007. Sockburn Hall, Darlington: an Archaeological Investigation of the Medieval and Post-Medieval Manors and the Setting of the Pre-Conquest Church. English Heritage Research Report 82/2007. Plans p. 25-28.
- Site status:
- Scheduled 1002340 (Church)
- x coordinate:
- y coordinate:
- Beresford, M.W. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.
Semple, S and D. Petts 2014. Sockburn Project, Co Durham.
Went, D. and M. Jecock 2007. Sockburn Hall, Darlington: an Archaeological Investigation of the Medieval and Post-Medieval Manors and the Setting of the Pre-Conquest Church. English Heritage Research Report 82/2007.
- See also:
- NMR Pastscape