Medieval settlement revealed by fieldwalking survey

Description of this historic site

The site of a shrunken village is suggested by pottery scatters dating to the Medieval period. The site is situated 200m south of Manor House Farm, Dordon.

Notes about this historic site

1 A fieldwalking survey was undertaken of three arable fields within the area of the proposed opencast coal site at Dordon. A large scatter of Medieval pottery dating from the 12th century to the 13th century was recovered, probably relating to settlement in the area. The greatest concentration came from the northernmost field, Field 16, in which activity appears to have occurred between the 12th century and the 16th century. Settlement here may have been comprised of domestic or agricultural buildings ancillary to Dordon Hall, the existing 16th century building which may have had a Medieval precursor. The proximity of a holloway of likely Medieval origin (WA 4375) supports the idea of a manorial settlement extending from Dordon Hall.

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