|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Syerscote Deserted Settlement|
A medieval settlement housing five people, suggested to have been deserted between 1334 and 1524. Earthwork remains of the settlement survive to the north and north-east of Syerscote Manor.
Deserted Settlement: In 1086 2 villagers with 1 plough, 2 Englishmen with 1.5 ploughs and 1 slave. The village was worth 16 shillings. <1>
The village is suggested to have been deserted between 1334 and 1524. <2>
Earthworks are shown to the north and north-east of Syerscote Manor on recent Ordnance Survey mapping. (SB, 25-Oct-2011) <3>
Sources and further reading
|---||SST1238 - Written: Mrs Jenny Cole. ?. Syerscote Deserted Medieval Village - The Field Work. |
|---||SST4000 - Index: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1994. Medieval Village Research Group Index (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England). |
|<1>||SST75 - Published Book: William I - Translated Alison Hawkins & Alex Rumble. 1086/1976. Domesday Book 24: Staffordshire (Phillimore Translation). 11:48. |
|<2>||SST2538 - Published Book: D. M. Palliser. 1976. The Making of the English Landscape: The Staffordshire Landscape. Page 77 and Plate 12. |
|<3>||SST4433 - Aerial Photograph: 2006-2010. Aerial photosurvey of Staffordshire - 2006-2010. Digital. 1:10000. |
|<4>||SST2109 - Serial: Lichfield and South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society. 1966/1967. Lichfield and South Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society Transactions 1966-1967 (Volume VIII). 'Deserted Medieval Villages of Staffordshire and Adjacent Areas' by the DMV Research Group, page 49. |
|<5>||SST2297 - Published Book: M. Beresford and J. G. Hurst. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. Page 203. |
|<6>||SST3648 - Aerial Photograph: Hunting Surveys Ltd. 1963. 1963 Aerial Photography. Paper. 16:6118-9. |
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