Site of Medieval Hermitage at Wolvey Heath

Description of this historic site

The site of a Medieval hermitage is suggested by documentary evidence. The site is located at Wolvey Heath.

Notes about this historic site

1 Vestiges of a moat, a pool with an old house within it, are visible and mark the site of a Medieval hermitage.
2 Giles de Astley in 1394-5 admitted William de Soregham to a hermitage on Wolvey Heath. His great grandson William presented John Iddegeard to the hermitage in 1501.
3 A modern house stands on the site of the hermitage. There is no sign of the moat today: the present owner said the previous occupants had filled it in.

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