Low Worsall

On the banks of the Tees today. Low Worsall was at one time on the highest tidal stretch of the river. It had a quay where lead and copper was brought probably by packhorse trains from the Yorkshire Dales for shipment to Stockton and Newport. Salmon would have been caught by the villagers to supplement their diet. Of course nowadays with the Tees Barrage downstream in Middlesbrough the river is no longer tidal.

It’s a pretty little village with Worsall Hall overlooking a wide village green that has lots of humps and bumps. No playing of cricket here. The hall dates from the 18th century and is rumoured to have a tunnel leading from its cellar to the river bank and used for smuggling. But it is these humps and bumps that has intrigued archaeologists who today started digging the green up.

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