Ashorne Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The extent of Medieval settlement at Ashorne based on the Ordnance Survey first edition 6" map 0f 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of medieval settlement, based on the first edition OS 6″ maps of 1886, 39 SW and 39 SE.
2 Ashorne is not listed in Domesday; according to the VCH there is documentary evidence relating to its ownership from 1196 onwards. The 1886 maps show a hamlet with what looks like the remains of a boundary hedge on the northern side. The parish has not yet been covered by ridge and furrow plotting, but the aerial photo taken by the RAF in 1947 shows survival abutting the settlement to the south and to the southeast. It also shows signs of small fields and activity within the two fields immediately to the north of the boundary hedge.

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