Easenhall Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Easenhall based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the medieval settlement based on the 2nd edition OS map of 1887, 23SW.
2 The 1886 map shows a small settlement without clearly defined plots, which may be post medieval. There is no ridge and furrow plotting for the parish, but the fields to the southeast suggest strip fields. There are no SMR records for medieval activity. However there is documentary evidence of earlier occupation, with reference to the effects of the plague ‘ in 1350 three messuages and three cottages are returned as vacant’.
3 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 2006-01-01T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Metal detector

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