Site of Deserted Settlement E of Chesterton Church

Description of this historic site

The site of a deserted settlement dating to the Imperial period which is known from three buildings which were marked on the Tithe map of 1849, but which no longer stand. They were situated east of the church, Chesterton.

Notes about this historic site

1 The 1849 Tithe Map marks three buildings which have since disappeared near the confluence of the two streams between Town Close Meadow and Moat Hill. Stone foundations have been proved by augering here, although there is some doubt as to whether these may not be partly of the old road which crosses the stream at this point.
2 New Scheduling Information (was County No.106). The monument includes the buried and earthwork remains of the Medieval settlement (WA 788/WA 6306), a moated manorial site (WA 790 and WA 6302) and fishponds (WA 6303). St Giles Church, the churchwarden’s cottage and the northern half of the church cemetery are totally excluded from the scheduling.
3 The resistivity survey highlights a number of features which can be interpreted as buildings and pathways enclosed by a limestone wall which surrounds the paddock. Evidence suggests this wall may have once linked to the church cemtery wall. Conform evidence of a substantila building adjacent to the cottage to the east of the church. This is possibly the site of the earliest Peyto Manor House before it moved to its new location in the field north of the church. Evidence of large cut blocks of stone, some with evidence of figures and writing have been found in the gardens surrounding the cottage.

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