Possible Site of Rykmersbury Deserted Settlement
The possible site of Rykmersbury Medieval deserted settlement. The site lies 500m south east of Beausale.
1 Rous lists this destruction. Victoria County History Vol 3 places the village elsewhere (PRN 2654) and Beresford supports this.
2 The Victoria County History does not give the above location.
3 A field called Rykenylesbury was part of the 13th century endowment of Beausale Chapel. In 1545 John Coppe leased a close called Ruytonsbury or Roundtable in Beausale being called Cuckow Church land. The earthwork at Camp Hill is still known as Round Table and could be the site of Rykenylesbury.
4 Map shows an extensive series of earthworks including probable house platforms and hollow ways to the N of Camp Hill. This is probably the site of Rykmersbury.
5 Earthworks shown on map 4 visited and described: part resembles a deer leap, although siting makes this explanation unlikely.