Monument record MDR737 - Deserted Medieval village, Hungry Bentley

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(SK 17983878) Stone Coffins found. (1) (Area SK 178386) The lost village of Hungry Bentley where there is a clearly defined set of streets (2) lies west of Bentley Fields Farm. Scheduled. (3, 8) Desertion indicated by field banks and a central street surveyed at 1:2500. A quarry at SK 17823871 with associated roads postdates the village. No further information regarding the stone coffins referred to on the 1955 map. (5) The desertion extends over circa 5 hectares, centred at SK 178386, to the W of Bentley Field Farm. In permenant pasture, the principal feature is a central 'street' discerbible from SK 18023866 to SK 17853865 where it turns south and merges into the line of a field hedge. On the north and south sides of the street a series of subrectangular enclosures, formed by raised banks, show no distinctive internal features. To the west, a further series of rectangular enclosures largely contain ridge and furrow that appears contemporary. Centred at SK 17823871 is an area of post-desertion quarrying with the remains of an associated road leading away to the north. (6)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Beresford, M. 1954. Lost Villages of England. p346.
  • <3> Scheduling record: Ministry of Works. 1961. Ancient Monuments of England and Wales.
  • <4> Aerial Photograph: APs (541/481/3073-4 7.4.50).
  • <5> Personal Observation: F1 JB 24-AUG-66.
  • <6> Personal Observation: F2 JRL 29-JUL-76.
  • <7> Index: TPAT. 2340. 2340.
  • <8> Scheduling record: EH. 1999. SAM Notice: Medieval settlement + Open Fields Immed. West of Bentley Fields Farm. 29935. 29935.
  • <9> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.



Grid reference Centred SK 17873 38630 (442m by 227m)

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  • EDR1349
  • EDR1480

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Record last edited

Apr 2 2015 12:40PM

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