Possible shrunken medieval settlement at Ryton

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Medieval shrunken village. The remains of the village are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. It was situated to the south east of Ryton on Dunsmore.

Notes about this historic site

1 Possible earthworks indicating Medieval shrunken village transcribed from air photographs. Aerial photograph reference numbers not recorded.
2 Earthworks mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project. The earthworks are complex and have been modified by mineral extraction and creation of trackways. It is possible that the two rectangular banks in the centre of the area represent fish ponds but equally they could be erroded building platforms.

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