Possible Site of Heath Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible site of the deserted settlement of Heath which was occupied during the Medieval period. The site is known from documentary sources and is believed to have been located 500m north of the modern hamlet of Hill Wootton.

Notes about this historic site

1 The hamlet of Heath was probably in what is now called Hill Wootton but part of it stood on the other side of the Holbroke.
2 Holbroke is now Cattle Brook. The map in Dugdale places Heath around the above grid reference. The area indicated is grass covered and there is no trace of depopulation.
3 Site possibly spurious.
4 Site visit to neighbouring feature (WA 8280) noted cut stone in the Cattle Brook, and a possible building platform to the south of the brook. These may or may not be of relevance to the site of the Deserted Medieval Village.

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