Site of Shrunken Medieval Settlement at Idlicote

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a shrunken village dating to the Medieval period. The site is suggested by pottery scatters found in this area. It is located 100m east of Idlicote.

Notes about this historic site

1 Possible depopulated village of Idlicote. Listed as Utlicote by Rous. There is a large house and park, but there is a modern village.
2 Site resettled pre-Industrial revolution, period of desertion known, but documentary evidence inferior in quantity (1).
3 No visual evidence remains at the published site (SP28 43). Idlicote is a modern village with no evidence of shrinkage.
4 See PRN 2273 for an alternative site.
5 Medieval pottery found in a field called Allgreen at the above grid reference.
6 Seven sherds of Medieval pottery from Allgreen were brought in for identification.
7 1986: The Medieval pottery scatter was re-examined and appears dense enough to indicate a small settlement site.
9 Bronze strap-end, 14th – 15th century, found by metal detector at SP28 44.
10 Field survey undertaken in 1986.
11 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 1998-09-29T23:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Metal detector

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