Hill Wootton Medieval/Post Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the medieval/post medieval settlement based on documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of settlement based on the OS map of 1886, 33NW.
2 The Dugdale map marks Hill Wootton and gives it a tiny circle – the symbol for a village.
3 Greenwood’s map also names Hill Wootton and shows settlement.
4 The 1886 maps shows a small compact village. There seems to be a clear boundary hedge on the western northern and southern sides and a mixture of hedge and footpath on the east. There is no church, no farms, no orchards, no details at all. There is no ridge and furrow plotting of the parish, and no survival marked on the mapdata except a tiny patch beside the railway to the west.
5 A quantity of medieval pottery was recovered from the centre of the medieval village by a member of the public between 2004 and 2007. The pottery group is a mixed assemblage of domstic ware.

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