Possible Deserted Medieval Settlement at Baddesley

Description of this historic site

The possible site of an area of Medieval deserted settlement at Baddesley Clinton. The remains of the settlement are visible as earthworks. The site is located 100m north west of St James's Church.

Notes about this historic site

1 Deserted Medieval village in Rous’ list as ‘for the most imparked’. But it is still not destroyed, though the settlement is small.
2 Poor archaeology (C), period of desertion known, but documentary evidence inferior in quantity (1).
3 No traces of desertion were seen.
4 At the above grid reference there were traces of ridge and furrow and headlands, and also a number of more irregular earthworks which resemble those found on the site of deserted Medieval villages. No systematic survey has been made, but C Dyer recalls that these irregular earthworks continued alongside the modern lane. These earthworks have been destroyed by the construction of a car park. The buildings could have been outbuildings of Baddesley Clinton house, or part of ‘the elusive dispersed settlement pattern of Baddesley parish.’