Poss Shrunken Medieval Settlement at N Woodloes

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Medieval deserted settlement as indicated by Beighton's map of 1725. The site of the settlement is located in the area of North Woodloes.

Notes about this historic site

1 Rous’s list of depopulated places lists both Wodlows as depopulated. There are three farms with this name, Upper, Middle and North. Beresford says that from the air North Woodloes appears to have had other buildings surrounding it, but he also suggests that the two settlements could just have been small, isolated forest clearings.
2 Wodlow is shown as depopulated on Beighton’s map of 1725, but it is difficult to assess the exact location.
3 No traces of depopulation were found when site was visited.

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