Norton Deserted Medieval Settlement
The site of Norton deserted settlement dating to the Medieval period. Hollow ways, enclosures and possible house platforms are visible as earthworks. The settlement is known from documentary evidence and is situated 1km north of the church, Norton Lindsey.
1 ‘Norton’ occurs in Rous’ list without any further means of identification. This may refer to Norton Lindsey. The destruction of a church is recorded in 1581-90 (PRN 5440), but there were 25 houses in the C18 and Norton Lindsey is quite large. The 1586 ‘destruction’ may be nothing more than a Puritan act of violence against a church building.
2 In the field NW of the crossroads are extensive earthworks probably indicative of a deserted settlement. They comprise banks, enclosures, and raised areas suggestive of house platforms, hollow ways etc. This is probably the best candidate for the site of Norton DMV.
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