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Name:Historic settlement core of Houghton on the Hill
HER Ref:MLE16325
Parish:Houghton on the Hill, Harborough, Leicestershire
Grid Reference:SK 678 034
Map:Coming soon

Monument Types

  • VILLAGE (Late Anglo Saxon to Late Post-medieval - 850 AD to 1899 AD)

Summary

Medieval and post-medieval historic settlement core, deduced using historic maps, etc.

Additional Information

<1> Bourne, Jill, 2003, Understanding Leicestershire & Rutland Place Names, p53 (Bibliographic reference). SLE220.

Known as Hohtone in 1086 (Domesday Book). OE hoh 'a heel a hill spur' + OE tun 'farmstead, village, small estate'. 'The settlement on the spur of the hill'.

Sources

<1>Bibliographic reference: Bourne, Jill. 2003. Understanding Leicestershire & Rutland Place Names. p53.

Associated Finds

    None recorded

Designations

  • Conservation Area: Houghton on the Hill

Images

Ridge and furrow round Houghton  © LCC

Ridge and furrow round Houghton © LCC

Houghton on the Hill  © LCC

Houghton on the Hill © LCC

Houghton on the Hill  © LCC

Houghton on the Hill © LCC

Houghton on the Hill  © LCC

Houghton on the Hill © LCC

Pond earthworks S of the church  © LCC

Pond earthworks S of the church © LCC

Ridge and furrow around Houghton on the Hill  © Leicestershire County Council

Ridge and furrow around Houghton on the Hill © Leicestershire County Council

Ridge and furrow around Houghton on the Hill  © Leicestershire County Council

Ridge and furrow around Houghton on the Hill © Leicestershire County Council