Site of Myton Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The site of the Medieval deserted settlement of Myton which survives as an earthwork. The site is located to the south of Myton.

Notes about this historic site

1 At Myton there was anciently a hamlet with a chapel of which Dugdale records that there is now no more left of it than a grove of elms in the place where the village stood. The remains of this grove of elms exist in a field termed Earl’s Meadow, where about 1853 an old well was discovered, which no doubt supplied the villagers (PRN 5523).
2 Listed by Rous.
3 Location unknown (U), period of desertion known, but documentary evidence inferior in quantity.
4 At the above grid reference are remains, which although very faint are typical of a deserted medieval village (DMV). They are not associated with the well or any remains of a grove but are topographically well-sited. The area has been much built over and no other evidence of the DMV has been discovered.
5 Grass covered field sloping gently down to meandering stream. Topographical situation and superficial appearance typical of DMV.

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