Northend Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Northend. The extent of the settlement is suggested by documentary evidence and the remains of ridge and furrow cultivation.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map of 1886, 46SW.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish of Burton Dassett.
3 The 1886 map shows lots of little fields and empty plots in amongst the built-on plots. There seems to be a clear boundary hedge on the south side, although it contains no settlement on this map, and there is some ridge and furrow survival within it. On the north and northeast sides of the village there is quite a gap before the start of the ridge and furrow, whereas on the west and south it abuts the settlement. There is no church and the village is not listed in the Domesday survey. MWA4931 is a known area of shrunken settlement.

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