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Provisional list of deserted medieval villages in Leicestershire.

Provisional list of deserted medieval villages in Leicestershire.

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Published by Leicestershire Archaeolgical and Historical Society. in Leicester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprinted from the Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. XXXIX, 1963-64.

ContributionsLeicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society.
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Open LibraryOL17383241M

Deserted villages. When we think of deserted villages, we think of the Black Death and the ravages it caused in the medieval landscape. However, most deserted villages were abandoned for economic reasons, perhaps sometimes related to depopulation caused by the plague but more likely related to slow, economic and climatic deterioration which made the continued existence of the village.


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Provisional list of deserted medieval villages in Leicestershire. Download PDF EPUB FB2

PROVISIONAL LIST OF DESERTED MEDIEVAL VILLAGES IN LEICESTERSHIRE This list is based on the pioneer work of Dr. Hoskins (Trans. Leics. Arch. Soc., xxii, (), ) as amended in bis Essays in Leicestershire History (), pp.with distribution map.

Further information from. This list of lost settlements in the United Kingdom includes deserted medieval villages (DMVs), shrunken villages, abandoned villages and other settlements known to have been lost, depopulated or significantly reduced in size over the centuries.

There are estimated to be as many as 3, DMVs in England. Grid references are given, where known. Alton is a deserted medieval village between Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in North West Leicestershire, England.

The earliest documentation of the village is found in the Domesday Book where it appears as Heletone. The land was rented out to someone by Hugh de Grandmesnil, and had a total value of 60 were 25 villagers, 1 being a man at arms and 4 smallholders.

Provisional List of Deserted Medieval Villages in Leicestershire pp Deserted Medieval Village Research Group: A Series of Eighteenth Century Wall-Papers from Scraptoft Hall, Leicestershire pp J.A.

Daniell: The Provisional list of deserted medieval villages in Leicestershire. book Mowbray Pork Pie Industry pp J.E. Brownlow: Archaeology in Leicestershire and Rutland pp David T-D. Although the sites of many of these villages have been occupied continuously down to the present day, many others declined in size or were abandoned throughout the medieval and post-medieval periods, particularly during the 14th and 15th centuries.

As a result over deserted medieval villages are recorded nationally. Perhaps the best-known deserted medieval village in England is at Wharram Percy in North Yorkshire, because of the extensive archaeological excavations conducted there between its discovery in and Its ruined church and its former fishpond are still visible.

In Northamptonshire, around villages can be Provisional list of deserted medieval villages in Leicestershire. book as deserted, there are articles relating to many of them, such as. Pages in category "Deserted medieval villages in England" The following 42 pages are in this category, out of 42 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). Hound Tor, Dartmoor. Image via Historic England. There are lost, deserted and shrunken medieval villages scattered all over Britain, and each one has its own unique story to tell.

Many were abandoned in the 14th and 15th centuries when landlords emptied the villages to make way for more profitable sheep rearing, but there are plenty of other.

Dunning, G.C. ‘Report on the Medieval Pottery from Selsley Common, near Stroud’, Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Dyer, C. ‘Deserted Medieval Villages in the West Midlands’, Economic History Review Elrington, C.R.

and K. Morgan In the book, Beresford and Hurst produced a consolidated list of what were then classed as Deserted Medieval Villages (DMV) in2, in total. These are villages which appear in documentary sources such as Provisional list of deserted medieval villages in Leicestershire.

book Domesday Book, medieval tax records and maps, but have since seen a dramatic decline in population to the extent that at some. Ed Hurst JG and Beresford MW, Provisional List of Deserted Medieval Villages in Leicestershire, in Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological Society Leicester, ; Web site: National Monument Record for the DMV at Aunby.

and Web site: related record for the church. Web site: National Monument record for Avethorpe, Lincolnshire. leicestershire has a wealth of 'deserted medieval villages'. many of these old settlement sites, such as ingarsby (above) often retain characteristic earthwork features such as house mounds and 'hollow ways' demarkating old roads.

in many instances, the old church and manor houses still remain; the church often in varying degrees of use and condition.

Provisional list of deserted medieval villages in Leicestershire. book 'ridge and furrow', associated with the Views: Through a network of county correspondents and the tireless visits of Maurice Beresford and John Hurst, this list was added to and amended, with the publishing of all sites identified up to () in Deserted Medieval Villages in (Beresford et al.

Sheail ). Provisional list of deserted medieval villages in Leicestershire. book the regular meetings to add settlements to the list. Moated site and deserted medieval village at Old Ingarsby is a Scheduled Monument in Hungarton, Leicestershire, England.

See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. Continuing reviewing the villages listed in the Gazetteer of deserted medieval villages in England we move to a quick look at Derbyshire this week, which appears on the Beresford’s Lost Villages website with full descriptions of each village.

In nine settlements were listed as lost, with a further seven possible sites (Beresford ). Lost, deserted and shrunken medieval villages scattered across the country can still be seen today.

Villages were the most distinctive aspect of medieval life and the archaeological earthworks which remain help us experience the spaces in which medieval people farmed and made their homes in the English landscape, telling us much about their.

The starting point of this book was a meeting in in Leicestershire when historians and archaeologists visited newly identified sites of deserted villages. The excitement of these discoveries changed approaches to the medieval countryside. Sixty years later a new group of scholars went back to the same sites and debated their significance in the light of many advances in knowledge.

The deserted village site at Hamilton is located between the villages of Scraptoft and Barkby Thorpe on the north east side of the city of Leicester and includes a moated site and a fishpond contained within the village earthworks. The area of village earthworks is contained within a roughly rectangular area measuring approximately m x m which is crossed by the Scraptoft to Barkby Thorpe.

Media in category "Deserted medieval villages in England" The following 30 files are in this category, out of 30 total. Aerial view of Castle Wood and Castle × ; 57 KB. Medieval history comes alive in Joseph and Frances Gies’s classic bestseller on life in medieval villages.

This new reissue of Life in a Medieval Village, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing portrait of rural people at work and at play in the Middle ng on the village of Elton, in the English East Midlands, the Gieses detail the agricultural Cited by: There are over known sites of deserted medieval villages in England.

Some villages were depopulated gradually by disease, enclosure or depleted local resources, others destroyed for aesthetic reasons by landowners, and others swept away by the effects of a changing : Jessica Davidson.

This is a valuable book for all concerned with the development of the British landscape.” Mark Gardiner, Landscape History. The starting point of this book was a meeting in in Leicestershire when historians and archaeologists visited newly identified sites of deserted villages.

Deserted Medieval Villages by Beresford, M. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Immediately download the Deserted medieval village summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Deserted medieval village.

Manor. The earliest known record of Seacourt is fromwhen King Eadwig granted 20 hides of land at Hinksey, Seacourt and Wytham to the Benedictine Abingdon Abbey.

By the time of the Domesday Book in the abbey had let the lordship of the manor of Seacourt to a lay tenant. In one Walter le Poer of Tackley, Oxfordshire granted the manor to Sir William Bereford and his son for the Country: England.

The study of why some villages contracted and some disappeared in the medieval period – 36% of all settlements in Kineton Hundred vanished leaving only a farm or two – is a fascinating one and each deserted site has its own individual history.

Tonight I have sketched only the briefest outline. Pages in category "Deserted medieval villages in Gloucestershire" The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Pages in category "Deserted medieval villages in the East Riding of Yorkshire" The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes (). I just bought a small caravan and last month I went to Lourdes from Amsterdam and during the trip I passed Aveyron and see the Medieval village from the highway, too bad that time I didnt have time to visit it, but since that that I am eager to visit some medieval village in france.

So I was wondering if you can list me like top medieval village recommended to visit. Deserted medieval village on A, Snelston is a Scheduled Monument in Caldecott, Rutland, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.

Leicestershire medieval village notes with further evidences concerning Charnwood and the surrounding villages by George F.

Farnham. Published by W. Thornley & Son [printer] in Leicester. Written in English. Locating the sites of England's lost villages, this book describes the occasion of their depopulation and the character of those who destroyed them.

Aerial photographs and ground plans of characteristic sites are included, together with maps to show the local distribution of lost villages.

There is also a gazetteer, listing the villages by county. There are literally thousands of deserted villages in the UK. The reasons for abandonment include: the Black Death, enclosure, climate change, engorgement, emparking, soil exhaustion, changes in farming practice, shifting, shrinking and coastal erosion.

More recently villages have been lost due to the creation of reservoirs (e.g. Mardale in the Lake District) or military training areas by the. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wharram Percy is a deserted medieval village (DMV) site on the western edge of the chalk Wolds in North Yorkshire, England.

The site is about one mile south of Wharram-le-Street and is clearly signposted from the B Beverley to. Contents List viiof s figure List of tables 6 Deserted medieval villages and the objects from them when a group of distinguished scholars were guided around deserted villages in Leicestershire was far from the beginning of the understanding of such villages.

The deserted villages of Northamptonshire K. Allison, Maurice Warwick Beresford, John G. Hurst, Deserted Medieval Village Research Group Leicester U. P., - Cities and towns, Ruined, extinct, etc. Hungarton and the Deserted Villages, Leicestershire Walks Add comments. Sep 11 First published in: The Times Click here to view a map for this walk in a new window the property of the Canons of Leicester Abbey in medieval times.

Inin the middle of a wool boom, the abbey enclosed and hedged the land for sheep, forcing the crop. Posts about Deserted Medieval Village written by davidwhallen.

A more detailed survey of the enclosure appears on the OS map, which shows numerous other earthworks on the hill, including ‘tumuli’ (Bronze Age burial mounds), ‘watchtowers’ and a ‘fort’ to the north of the also places the site of St Catherine’s chapel within the square enclosure.

To take but one example, it was to Leicestershire, to Hamilton, Ingarsby and Knaptoft that W. Hoskins brought a group of academics including M.W. Beresford, M.M. Postan and Graham Clark in to essentially validate an entirely new class of archaeological site – the deserted medieval village.

The Bedfordshire Historic Environment Record [HER] contains information on the county's historic buildings and landscapes and summaries of each entry can now be found online as part of the Heritage Gateway HER identifies four deserted medieval village sites which have been, at some time, in the civil parish of Pulloxhill.

Faldo on a map of - to see a larger version please. The Deserted Medieval Villages of Hertfordshire. K. Rutherford Davis. Phillimore ISBN 0 X. More Information about pdf Book. Ideally every book review page on this site would include the contents, sample text and/or illustrations, whether there is an index, and particular features of specific interest to local and family.Since the Middle Ages thousands download pdf towns, villages, and other human communities in Great Britain have been abandoned.

Some places have been abandoned at a single point in time, while others have been gradually depopulated until there was no-one some cases the forces of nature have made a major contribution to the abandonment, but more often economic and social changes have caused.itage Ebook of Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village, this work was discussed in JFA as part of an omnibus review (Whittle ) of six popular syntheses of British archae.