• The Old Woman Of Cotherstone

    Lord Fitzheugh was a young nobleman who lived in Cotherstone, near Barnard Castle in County Durham. Whenever he was at Cotherstone he loved nothing more than to go stag hunting with hounds. One day whilst setting off on a hunt he met an old woman on the road. The old woman warned him not to…

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  • A prediction of death in Cotherstone

    A prediction of death in Cotherstone

    In 1512, George, the 7th Baron Fitzhugh, was a young man of 25 years old. Like many wealthy young men of his day, he loved to take the hounds out and hunt. His particular hunting ground was in Teesdale near the village of Cotherstone. The forests there are the time were not densely packed and…

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