Possible Deserted Medieval Settlement of Rincale

Description of this historic site

The possible site of the Medieval deserted settlement of Rincale which existed in the Medieval period and is known through documentary sources. The site is situated 700m east of Fernhill Farm.

Notes about this historic site

1 ‘Rincale’ is mentioned in Domesday and ‘Rincelle Wood’ is referred to by Dugdale. A later authority records that Rincele is now commemmorated by Rouncill Lane in Kenilworth. Uneven stretches of ground were recorded at the above grid reference adjoining the stream and suggest that this could be the site of the DMV. In 1968 amorphous disturbances existed immediately SE of the stream: these were probably subject to flooding, and are not indicative of desertion. There was nothing of interest within the indicated area.

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