Possible Site of Norton Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a deserted settlement dating to the Medieval period. The settlement is known from documentary and place name evidence. It is situated 500m east of New Plantation, Norton Lindsey.

Notes about this historic site

1 ‘Norton’ occurs in Rous’ list without any further means of identification. This may refer to Norton Lindsey. The destruction of a church is recorded in 1581-90 (MWA5440), but there were 25 houses in the 18th century and Norton Lindsey is quite large. The 1586 ‘destruction’ may be nothing more than a Puritan act of violence against a church building.
2 ‘Lower Town Meadow’ on Tithe Award. This is a possible alternative site to MWA1765, but there are no surface indications.

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