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Barmston park



Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces


Deer Park



Documentary Evidence

During the Middle Ages Barmston was held by the Hylton family, and their property there included a park. In 1323 the chantry of St. Mary, in the chapel of Hylton, included among its endowments the honey and wax in the trees in the park of Bermeston (presumably from wild bees). And in 1448 the manor of Bermeston included a park of 90 acres. There is no further information, and its location is unknown.

<< HER 367 >> Prior's Kitchen Durham, Durham Dean and Chapter MSS, 1323, Misc. Cart, 6224, Reg. I ff. 40r-41r R. Surtees, 1820, History of...Durham, Vol. II, p. 49

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