Upper Woodcote Deserted Settlement

Description of this historic site

Documentary evidence suggests that this may have been the site of the Medieval deserted settlement of Upper Woodcote. The site is located to the south of the current Police Headquarters.

Notes about this historic site

1 Upper and Lower Woodcote are among the hamlets mentioned by Rous at the end of the 15th century as being completely depopulated.
2 Dugdale also mentions these two settlements, but does not give us a location for Upper Woodcote.
3 The area at the above location was visited, but no traces of depopulation were found.
4 It was also viewed from the air in the 1940’s but nothing was visible to indicate the site of the previous settlement.

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