Maps showing the North Hylton field

The development of the field area in North Hylton is not easy to assess as the available maps do not show the boundary structures shown on the parch mark photo.

Victoria County History as part of their examination of North Hylton and Hylton castle produced this diagrammatic map showing the development:

Courtesy Victoria County History

You will see from the information from Victoria County History that the area that is being examined by the archaeologists corresponding to their map was known as The Springs.

On the 1857 map a well is shown nearby and the archaeologists intend to excavate a well in the filed this week.

1857 map

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