Tachbrook Mallory Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible site of the deserted Medieval settlement of Tachbrook Mallory which is indicated by a scatter of pottery. The site lies to the north of Chapel Hill Farm.

Notes about this historic site

1 The depopulation appears to have taken place in 1505 and is recorded as resulting from the enclosure of 310 acres. 60 people were forced to leave sorrowfully. Chapel Hill (to the E of the main road) preserves the site of the church. In Dugdale’s time there were 4 houses.
2 Shown as a populated village on Dugdale’s map of Knightlow Hundred 1656, and as a depopulated village on Beighton’s Map of Warwickshire 1722. No further information, literary or otherwise, obtained during recording or field investigation.
5 Poor preservation (C), Excellent documentary evidence (1*).
7 Faint traces of enclosures and trackways show on air photographs between Chapel Hill Farm and Brookside Farm. This may be the site of the deserted village.
8 Fieldwork on the deserted village of Tachbrook Mallory produced much pottery of the C13 and C14 at SP3161. In addition a short length of holloway was found at SP3161.
9 A scatter of Medieval pottery occurs across the whole of the field E of the road, with a concentration of sherds of medium to small size to the S of Chapel Farm. 28 Medieval sherds were collected.
10 In the S corner of the field W of the road plentiful Medieval pot sherds indicate the site of the village. It seems to be concentrated somewhat to the N of the scatter on the E of the road. 20 Medieval sherds were found.
11 The remains of a chapel survive in a farmhouse on the site. Fieldwork recovered medieval pottery from south and south-west side of the farmhouse.