Possible site of Smercote Magna deserted settlement
The possible site of the Medieval deserted settlement of Smercote Magna. The site is located 200m south of Smorrel Lane, Bedworth.
1 ‘The Smercotes are now known by certain grounds so called, part in Exhall near Newlands [see PRN 507 for Smercote Parva] and part in Bedworth parish. This hath been of a long time a depopulated place.’
2 Dugdale’s small scale map of Knightlow Hundred shows the depopulated place of ‘Smercote Mag’ as being just under half a mile N of ‘Smercote pva’ (PRN 507), which from the above evidence is at about SP3286. No sign or trace of the deserted village were found in this area.
3 Letter from 1960 about the location of the Smercotes.