Shrunken Medieval Settlement W of Monks Kirby
The site of the Medieval shrunken village of Monks Kirby. The remains are visible as an earthwork. The site is located 200m north west of the church at Monks Kirby.
2 Possible faint earthworks show on air photographs.
3 This field is still under pasture and has at least three possible hollow ways and some possible evidence for house platforms. Immediately N of the field is a possible old stream bed.
4 This site requires further field examination.
5 The main focal point of the settlement, and the point at which the roads converge in the settlement is a green which lies at the south of the settlement, near to the church. Therre are substantial earthworks in the field to the north of the church. These form what seem to be an interlocking group of hollow-ways. The Domesday Book records the monks as holding land with 22 villagers and 6 small holders.