An investigation and analysis of the activities of the Knights Templar in the North-East, specifically theCleveland area, that provides an additional comment on the current historiography
Young, Christopher (University of Teesside)
The School of Historical Studies Postgraduate Forum E-Journal, Edition 6 (2007/08)
Research into the presence of the Templars in the North East is sparse and lacks detail. In the beginnings of the Templars existence there was detailed knowledge of the main Templar holdings throughout England. This was due to a survey carried out sometime between 1185 and 1190 which utilised local juries to ascertain a fairly detailed account of their many holdings.
At the end of the Templars existence they were still active at keeping their network of holdings alive and expanding their network. This activity was either through continued donations of land from the gentry or through the acquisition of land through purchase. Yet knowledge of these holdings in the North-East seems to have been unnoticed from Historians investigating the Templars in this area.