This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Houghton. It was first recorded in 1291 and was shown on a map of 1769. In the early 19th century there were two farms and several cottages on the site. However, little can be seen here today except for a boundary bank to the south of the farmhouses.
WATCHING BRIEF, Heddon on the Wall 1996; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
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