Report – 1 Oct 1649

Document Type: Report
Date: 1 Oct 1649
Archive Source: NRO 452 E3 7
  • Transcription
  • Notes
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
A Boundary of the Lordship and Mannor of Muggleswick as well of the Waste Moors and Commons as of the Inclosed Grounds, with the said Mannor. 

Muggleswick is Bounded with the River Darwen to the North, and so down the River to Allensford haugh and so along upp Wharneyburn on the East to the North End of Bishop's Close and so Round the Bishop's Close parcell of the said Mannor to the Watergate, and so up Wharney burn, then called Rowley burn Southward. Running along the out bounds of the Grounds belonging to the WhiteHall, parcell of the said Mannor to the East from thence to the East Corner of White Hall Dike, from thence along the Common on the West corner of Allenheads, parcell of the Mannor of Lanchester from thence along the Fell Southward for Snowly Fell Currack a Land Mark of Stones so called, from thence to a place called the Birkey Tree in the Letches, from thence along the Fell up the Southermost Letch or Ditch to a heap of Stones called Oxenet low Currack, thence along the Fell to a heap of Stones called Broadsike Currack, so along the Fell Westward to Vasie Currack, so to the Northwest Corner of Wolsingham Park Wall, so along Westward to a place called Lodd Carrs, so thence Southward to the piece of Wall called the Salter, So Southward and West to Collier law Currack, from thence Westward along the Fell called Collier Lane to a place called Wisk in the Way  (that is to say) Where several Ways meet, from thence to the Watch Currack near to a mountain called Horse Shoe, from thence West and by the North, to Dead Fryar Currack, from thence Northward to a place called Sandy ford thence North East to a place called Chophardy Currack, thence North East to College Currack, thence Eastward to the four Curracks - thence to Govin Currack, thence along the Berrybank gill Eastward thence to and along powell Dike to South burn and so Running Eastward to Sandy Crook where it Falls in Darwen River Eastward to a place call Shake dust lying on the Northside of the River Darwen containing about Two acres Demised by the late Dean and Chapter of Durham to John March being Parcell of the said Manor of  Muggleswick thence down Darwen Eastward boundering Muggleswick Park to the North, thence Down Darwen to Thos. Readshaws Freehold thence along Darwen Eastward part of Mr. Middletons Freehold thence along Darwen Eastward to Cuthbert Richardsons Freehold, thence along Darwen Eastward to Allensford haugh head belonging to Thomas Maddisons part of the Copyhold Lands of the Mannor of Lanchester wherein the said Boundary began. 
Anonymous and undated, but this appears to be a later handwritten extract from the 1649 Parliamentary survey of Muggleswick and Edmundbyers. It is amongst other Lord Crewe Trustee papers on boundaries, dating from the later 18th century, (and possibly in the hand of their agent, Richard Wetherall), presumably because of Muggleswick’s proximity to Blanchland.

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467