Shrunken Post Medieval Settlement at Upper Spernall

Description of this historic site

The site of an area shrunken village at Upper Spernall. Dwellings and farm buildings existed here during the Post Medieval or Imperial periods. The settlement is known from documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 c1695 there were at least three separate farms at Upper Spernall. All of these had outbuildings and several other cottages appear to be shown at that date. The largest house may be the one recorded in 1663 as having five hearths. The house and a new barn are shown in 1746 and 1811/39 and 1850. It is not known when it ceased to be occupied. Part of a timber barn survives. A smaller house to the S of the road is marked on a map of 1746, but had gone by 1811. The third farm still exists.

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