Shrunken Medieval Settlement at Morton Bagot

Description of this historic site

The site of an area of shrunken village at Morton Bagot which is of Medieval date. It is known from documentary evidence and earthworks are visible.

Notes about this historic site

1 Twelve inhabitants (plus families) are recorded in 1086. Early maps and field evidence confirm there was more settlement at an an early period near to the church and moat. However there is no field evidence of a ‘classic’ deserted Medieval village. Church Farm dates from c1580 and probably destroyed any evidence of earlier settlement. Terracing in the garden is largely a late garden feature but a trackway may have run outside the S-W bank of the moated site, from the front of Church Farm, and there are indeterminate raised platforms in the orchard immediately beside it.
2 Described.

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