Hardwick Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Medieval deserted settlement. The remains of the settlement are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. Some of the remains are overlain by ridge and furrow cultivation. The site is located in the area of Hardwick Farm.

Notes about this historic site

1 Rous’ list has a Kyght Herdwyck and this probably refers to Kites Hardwick in Tysoe rather to Kites Hardwick in Leamington Hastings. It is now only a farm.
2 Archaeological evidence poor (C), period of desertion known, but documentary evidence inferior (1).
4 Earthworks of deserted site visible on air photos. Some of these earthworks appear to be overlain by ridge and furrow.
5 Some Medieval and Post Medieval pottery scattered on the surface.
6 Name means ‘the herdsman’s farm’, and the site probably begun as a herding establishment.

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