Although there are prehistoric sites known in neighbouring parishes, none have been found in Togston. The earliest remains belong to the medieval period when there may have been a village at Togston and Togston Tower once stood to defend and protect the inhabitants. Later, in the 16th century, a defensive farmhouse, or bastle was built here and when more peaceful times came it was remodelled, becoming Togston Hall.
The area changed more in post-medieval times as developments in industry and farming were felt. A possible windmill stood at Hadston Mill, a dovecote at North Togston and Togston Colliery. Some of the wealth from these ventures was spent on building country houses such as Togston Hall. A reminder of modern conflicts is a searchlight position at Hadston Carrs.
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