Shrunken Settlement at Walton

Description of this historic site

The site of the shrunken settlement of Walton. It dates to the Medieval and Post Medieval periods. The site is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It is situated to the south of Little Walton.

Notes about this historic site

1 Documentary references to Walton exist from 12th century on.
2 A reference exists to an estate here in 1328, but Walton had no separate manorial existence after the Dissolution.
3 Walton is recorded as a ‘village’ with seven houses and two teams.
4 Three houses or farms shown.
5 Photo shows deserted village earthworks to S of modern hamlet of Walton.

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