Marston Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The site of the Medieval deserted settlement of Marston. The site lies in to the west of Marston Mill and some of the remains are visible as earthworks.

Notes about this historic site

1 This settlement, mentioned in Domesday Book, surrounded the present Marston Mill. Dugdale’s 2nd Edition records that it was separated from Wolston by a small stream. There are some earthworks near the mill, but the railway has probably obscured some other sites.
2 Medium archaelogical evidence (B), period of desertion known, but documentary evidence inferior in quantity (1).
3 It is possible that this site was levelled during construction of the adjacent railway line.
4Although there are some earthworks around the mill, icluding possible building remains and a large mill race, the actual site of the settlement lies to the west and shows very clearly on HER LiDAR layer as well as some air photos such as Bing and Google Earth.

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