Poss Site of Woolscott Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

Documentary evidence suggests that a deserted settlement of Medieval date exists in the area of Woolscott.

Notes about this historic site

1 The Wolsey Inquisition of 1517 records three depopulations at Wollescote in 1503, 1514 and 1515. Wollescote may include Walcote. No obvious signs of desertion exist in the vicinity of Woolscott Manor Farm or Woolscott Hamlet. It is difficult to divide Woolscott from Walcote and there are possible signs of desertion in the vicinity of Walcote (PRN 3025).
2 An archaeological watching brief at Birchen Fold recorded no archaeological features or finds, but the recorder noted earthworks and a hollow way in field to north east.

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