Site of Middle Woodloes Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The site of the Medieval deserted settlement just west of Middle Woodloes. The site is known from documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 Once a village, now reduced to a single farm according to Dugdale. Rous’ list contains ‘both Wodlows’. The 1:10000 map shows three farms with this name – Upper, Middle and North. From the air North Woodloes Farm appears to have other buildings surrounding it, but the two settlements were probably – like many other Arden hamlets – small, isolated forest clearings.
2 Location unknown (U), period of desertion known but documentary evidence inferior in quantity.
3 The approximate grid referenced is derived from Beighton’s map in Dugdale. Fields in the area were perambulated, but no traces of desertion were found.

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