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The earliest reference is in Boldon Buke, c. 1183 (a survey of land belonging to the Bishop of Durham, Hugh du Puiset), when Crawcrook was a farmed vill with a mill. In the 13th century the bishop granted the vill to Kepier Hospital, and subsequently it came to be divided between the Hospital and the Horsley family, the Horsleys holding - among other things - the manor of Bradley. In 1794, when the open fields were enclosed, there were said to be 12 ancient farms. Although the present village is almost entirely modern its early shape is nevertheless detectable.
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