Medieval deserted settlement of Westcote

Description of this historic site

The Medieval deserted settlement of Westcote. The settlement is known from documentary evidence and its remains are visible as earthworks. The site is located 300m south west of King John's Lane, Edge Hill.

Notes about this historic site

1 In Rous’ list Dugdale places Westcote W of Tysoe and this will not square with Westcote Farm (SP3647).
2 Extensive traces of foundations called ‘The Old Town’.
3 Medium archaeology (3), inferior documentary evidence (C).
4 Note in relation to reference 1 that there is another Westcote Farm at the above grid reference which conforms more closely to Dugdale’s siting. At this location is a desertion pattern visible on air photographs. This is apparent on the ground as disturbance, but is not surveyable.
6 Note and rough sketch plan from C. Dyer dated 1991, describing site as “high-scoring”.
7 Photograph showing platform and ridge and furrow under grassland appears to represent part of this site
8 Aerial photographs SP3646 A-I appear to show settlement extending to the south-west to Westcote Manor (shown on 1st Edition OS as ‘Crow Trees’) as noted in 4. Monument (MWA2060) boundary extended as a result of this.

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