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Record Details

MonUID:MST1173
HER Number:01175
Type of record:Monument
Name:Syerscote Deserted Settlement

Summary

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.

Grid Reference:SK 2246 0768
Map Sheet:SK20NW
Parish:Thorpe Constantine, Lichfield District
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    Full description

    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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