Chelmscote Deserted Medieval Village

Description of this historic site

The Medieval deserted settlement of Chelmscote. Hollow ways, house platforms and enclosures are visible as earthworks. The site is located 1km north west of Compton Wynyates.

Notes about this historic site

1 A hamlet in Brailes parish. Rous lists it, and there appear to have been a number of successive partial enclosures. These are recorded in 1430, 1509, 1549 and 1598. There was also a chapel (PRN 5261).
2 Medium archaeology (B), period of desertion known but documentary evidence inferior in quantity (1).
4 The remains of the village centred at the above grid reference are known locally as ‘Town Ground’.
5 Traces of house platforms survive. A T-junction of hollow ways which may or may not contain a small triangular green exists.
6 Plan by C J Bond.
7 DMV occupies parts of at least three fields known as House Ground, Little Town Piece and Middle Town Piece.
8 Find of Edward IV groat in June 1996. Method of recovery unrecorded. Grid reference given of SP317426.

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