Site of Possible Shrunken Settlement at Church End
The site of a possible Medieval shrunken village at Church End. The remains of the village are visible as earthworks.
1 The site is recognised by the Village Research Group. In the fields W of the church are considerable earthworks, indicating the former settlement site.
The source of the comment to the site being recognised by the Village Research Group is unclear and I can find no reference to shrunken settlement.
2Greenwood’s Map of 1822 has the settlement of Ansley marked here and not further south where the present day Ansley lies.
3 Beighton’s Map of 1725 has the settlement of Ansley marked here and not further south where the present day Ansley lies.
4 It is very likely that the medieval settlement of Ansley lies here and not further south as MWA9483 has recorded.