Ulnaby

 

 

Site type: DMV

The site of Ulnaby can be seen clearly from the air and is located 2km south of the deserted settlement of Walworth. An east-west hollow way opens into a central green with house enclosures to the north and south. Part of the western end of the green is covered by the buildings associated with Ulnaby Hall which was constructed over tofts sometime after 1573. [1] This replaced the earlier manorial enclosure which was located at the western end, south of the green. [1] Survey work and excavations as part of a Time Team programme have suggested that the settlement was only occupied for a short period of time from the late thirteenth century to the fifteenth century [2]. The initial survey suggested there was evidence of two phases of development with a village without the green being the initial phases. [1] However this was not confirmed by the excavations. [2]

The earliest mention of Ulnaby comes in the form of a marriage settlement in the twelfth century. [1] By 1629 the settlement is still recorded but it has reduced to three cottages. [1] There continues to be the reduced population into the nineteenth century when eventually only the Hall and associated buildings remain.

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

References:
[1] Grindey, C., M. Jecock and A. Oswald 2008. Ulnaby, Darlington: An Archaeological Survey and Investigation of the Deserted Medieval Village. English Heritage Unpublished Research Department Report No. 13-2008.
[2] Wessex Archaeology. 2008. Ulnaby Hall, High Coniscliffe, County Durham: Archaeological Evaluation and Assessment of Results. Wessex Archaeology Unpublished Report 68731.01.
Pre-1974 county:
Durham
Historic parish:
Ulnaby
Present county or unitary area:
Darlington
Modern parish:
High Coniscliffe
Grid reference:
NZ 227172
Latitude:
54.54955694
Longitude:
-1.65059066

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:
Not recorded
Census 1841 total population:
Not recorded
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
Not recorded
E179 date and type last doc:
1662 May 19 hearth tax
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
1500-1600
NMR number:
23721
HER number:
DURH 1561
Investigation history:
1953 Field Visit.
1981 Field Visit.
2007 Measured Survey.
2008 Evaluation.
Cartographic or photographic records:
RAF 106G/UK/1700 5114-5 Taken 27 August 1946.
CUCAP UZ27-29 Taken 14 June 1957.
CUCAP AQO97-100 Taken 11 January 1967.
CUCAP AQP83-86 Taken 14 January 1967.
CUCAP AWU7-8, 12-15 Taken 31 January 1969.
CUCAP BAC43-45 Taken 20 November 1969.
CUCAP BLL52-54 Taken 16 January 1973.
CUCAP CIF71-73 Taken 13 January 1979.
CUCAP CKW5-7 Taken 13 September 1979.
Grindey, C., M. Jecock and A. Oswald 2008. Ulnaby, Darlington: An Archaeological Survey and Investigation of the Deserted Medieval Village. English Heritage Unpublished Research Department Report No. 13-2008. Plans pp. 12, 13.
Site status:
Scheduled 1008972
x coordinate:
422700
y coordinate:
517200
Bibliography:
Beresford, M.W. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.

Grindey, C., M. Jecock and A. Oswald 2008. Ulnaby, Darlington: An Archaeological Survey and Investigation of the Deserted Medieval Village. English Heritage Unpublished Research Department Report No. 13-2008.

Wessex Archaeology. 2008. Ulnaby Hall, High Coniscliffe, County Durham: Archaeological Evaluation and Assessment of Results. Wessex Archaeology Unpublished Report 68731.01.
See also:
NMR Pastscape
www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=23721