Monument record MDR7869 - Weston on Trent, shrunken village
Type and Period (1)
- SHRUNKEN VILLAGE (Medieval to Stuart - 1066 AD to 1650 AD)
- None recorded
Earthworks representing shrinkage of the medieval village. (1) In the area centred at SK 4037 2812 small banks and ditches can be seen to have formed part of a small area of depopulation. The area is an old pasture and contains a number of small enclosures with field roads. Surface irregularities and rough grass indicate former buildings. The depopulation represents a shrinking of the present village possibly at the time when Weston Hall was rebuilt in the early 17th century. A 25" AM survey has been made. (2) Part of the shrinkage centred SK 4041 2822 has been levelled and built over. Published survey (25" revision of 1961) revised. (3) Medieval/post-medieval field boundaries were identified as cropmarks in this area on aerial photographs taken in 1963. (4)
- <1> SDR18819 Index: TPAT. TPAT 2238. 2238.
- <2> SDR6515 Personal Observation: F1 WW 26-JAN-60.
- <3> SDR6533 Personal Observation: F2 BHS 11-JUL-66.
- <4> SDR21002 Digital data: Archaeological Research Services (ARS) Ltd. 2009/2010. Aerial Photographic Mapping Survey carried out as part of an Aggregates Resource Project.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 40334 28117 (204m by 209m)|
|Civil Parish||WESTON UPON TRENT, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jan 28 2016 11:35AM