Deserted Medieval Settlement at Lower Green, Old Milverton

Description of this historic site

The site of a Medieval deserted settlement. House platforms, enclosures, ponds, drainage channels and a hollow way are visible as earthworks. Ploughing has uncovered some Medieval and Post Medieval pottery. The site is located at Lower Green, Old Milverton.

Notes about this historic site

1 Earthworks indicate a small settlement with a hollow way, house platforms, enclosures for cultivation and/or stock, and ponds and drainage channels. Recently parts of Lower Green were ploughed for the first time since enclosure and small quantities of Medieval and Post Medieval pottery were recovered from around the house platforms of Lower Green.
2 Listed in Domesday in Stoneleigh Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 29,67.
Ref 16,2 The Count (of Meulan) himself holds in Milverton 2 hides less 1 virgate. Leofwin held it; he was a free man. Land for 8 ploughs. In lordship 1; 2 slaves; 1 villager and 5 smallholders with 1 plough. A mill at 50s; meadow, 30 acres. The value was 40s; now 100s.

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