Deserted Med Settlement 200m SW of Broomfield Farm, Bentley.

Description of this historic site

The site of a Medieval deserted settlement is situated north west of Chapel Farm.

Notes about this historic site

1 This Deserted Medieval Village which was discovered and planned in 1967 was levelled and ploughed in 1968.
2 Plan shows a number of possible holloways, house platforms and drainage channels and the location of the remains of Holy Trinity chapel within the settlement.
3 A drawing of the ruined chapel in c1820 shows a house in the background, which indicates that this area of the settlement was still occupied at this time.
4 Domesday lists Bentley: Coleshill Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives a grid ref of SP2895.
Ref 31,8 from Geoffrey de la Guerche Ansgot the priest holds 1 hide in Bentley in alms. Land for 2 ploughs. They are there, with 4 villagers. Woodland 1/2 league long and 3 furlongs wide. The value was and is 64d.

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