Possible Shrunken Medieval Settlement at Nethercote

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible Medieval shrunken village. The remains of the settlement are visible as earthworks. The site is located to the west of Nethercote.

Notes about this historic site

1 Anciently called ‘Parva Fleckenho’.
3 Earthwork enclosures show on aerial photographs to the NW of the village and could be related to field systems or Medieval desertion.
4 Watching brief carried out in August 1994 at Merrimore Cottage, Sawbridge, in order to record any archaeological deposits or finds that might be disturbed during construction work on the outskirts of the Medieval village. Five trenches were dug by contractors for the foundations of a detached garage block, to the E of the existing cottage. No significant finds or remains were recorded.

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