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Record Details

MonUID:MST1175
HER Number:01177
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ermendone Deserted Settlement

Summary

The site of a deserted medieval settlement, interpretted from earthworks seen on aerial photography from the 1970's. Possibly the settlement refered to in Domesday as 'Ermendone'.

Grid Reference:SK 2320 0563
Map Sheet:SK20NW
Parish:Tamworth, Tamworth Borough
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    Full description

    Deserted Settlement: The site of a deserted settlement. Possibly that referred to in Domesday as 'Ermendone'. Aerial photographs show a small number of crofts, tofts and house platforms. <1> <2>

    Cropmarks in the field adjacent to Amington Old Hall, identified from the air and from aerial photographs taken in the summer of 1965, have been interpreted as the remains of the deserted medieval village of Amington. Some of the depressions in the field were infilled during the late 1960's,prior to the fields being ploughed and this may have accentuated the crop marks. (SB, 30-Sept-2004) <3> <4>

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SST2841 - Aerial Photograph: J. Pickering (National Monuments Record). 1970s-1990s. Oblique Aerial Photograph Collection (J. Pickering). Black and White. Oblique. 653 (1976) and 581 and 582 (1971).
    <2>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). 'Amington, Warwickshire: A deserted medieval village site' by James Pickering, page 48.
    <3>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). 'Amington, Warwickshire: A deserted medieval village site' by James Pickering, page 48.
    <4>SST1225 - Drawn: Trent Valley Archaeological Research Committee (?). Unknown. 1:10 000 Overlays. Permatace. 1:10 000. SK 20 NW.

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