Possible Shrunken Medieval Settlement at Barton
The possible site of a shrunken village of Medieval date is suggested by documentary evidence. The site is situated at Barton.
1 ‘Though I have not met with any direct mention of this place before E I time, yet do I conclude it to have been a village long before… There are here eight farms, and seventeen cottages.’
2 Barton has only about sixteen buildings, at least nine of which are pre-C18.
3The probable outline of medieval Barton is indicated by the 1834 1 inch to 1 mile map. This shows empty building plots, particularly along the main E-W street