Low Fogrigg, Bardon Mill

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    Christine Knox
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    Hi, I bought Low Fogrigg near Bardon Mill 3 years ago and can not seem to find out much about its history. The house is set a short walk from Vindolanda and on the opposite side of Chainley Burn to where the mines were.
    I would love to learn more about the house, area etc but don’t know where to start. Can’t even age the house as no record beyond 1930’s but believe it to be several hundred years old.

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    Ian Hancock
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    Christine,
    In the 1840 Tithe Award and map (for Henshaw) Fogridge is shown – an 18 acre farm occupied by Jane Green and owned by Sir Thomas John Clavering, who also owned several other farms nearby. I think this is the Clavering family of Greencroft in County Durham. The tithe map only shows one house, no ‘High’ or ‘Low’. The 1841 census shows Jane Green aged 80, farmer, with a farm worker and a lead miner at Fogridge, again no high or low.
    It is possible there may be references to the property in Clavering estate papers – you would have to search the National Archives catalogue to find out if they exist or are accessible.

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    Ian Hancock
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    Christine,
    In the 1840 Tithe Award and map (for Henshaw) Fogridge is shown – an 18 acre farm occupied by Jane Green and owned by Sir Thomas John Clavering, who also owned several other farms nearby. I think this is the Clavering family of Greencroft in County Durham. The tithe map only shows one house, no ‘High’ or ‘Low’. The 1841 census shows Jane Green aged 80, farmer, with a farm worker and a lead miner at Fogridge, again no high or low.
    It is possible there may be references to the property in Clavering estate papers – you would have to search the National Archives catalogue to find out if they exist or are accessible.

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    Christine Knox
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    Thankyou, excellent information, will try to go further

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    Ian Hancock
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    Christine,
    Further to my last comment, the building shown as Fogridge on the Tithe Map (1840) is definitely Low Fogrigg. The tithe map doesn’t show High Fogrigg. The first edition of the Ordnance Survey 6″ map (1860) shows both.
    Low Fogrigg was sold in 1921 as part of the ” Hardriding Estate”. The sale documents are at Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn (ref CLAS/126 ) and include a map.
    There is an inclosure plan of 1783 (Ref NRO 00309 ) which you can view on the Northumberland Archives website by searching the catalogue for Henshaw. It shows Low Fogrigg (owner Sir T. Clavering) but doesn’t name it.

    but doesn’t name it

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