Possible Site of Norton Deserted Medieval Settlement
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.
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.