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North Witham

Hob Uid: 1041482
Location :
South Kesteven
North Witham
Grid Ref : SK9264021680
Summary : Medieval shrunken village features including a field system, ridge and furrow and enclosures and also a hollow way and buildings seen as earthworks.
More information : Medieval shrunken village remains of the village of North Witham
were seen as earthworks on poor quality air photographs. To the west
of the River Witham there is a field system comprising three bank
-defined fields approximately 70m wide (centred at SK 9264 2168), two
buildings (8m wide) and three crofts (48m long), centred at SK 9268
2177. Also recorded was a series of four enclosures (32m wide,
centred at SK 9266 2148) probably for agricultural use, and three
blocks of ridge and furrow (centred at SK 9263 2143), ranging in
length from 60m to 120m. To the east of the river, running east -
west is a hollow way approximately 160m long, centred at SK 9279
2161. Following the line of the hollow way are six large, roughly
rectangular depressions, approximately 20m long (centred at SK
9282 2156), they were interpreted as robbed out buildings.
(Morph Nos. LI.821.5.1 & 5.2, 6.1 - 6.6)

This description is based on data from the RCHME MORPH2 database.

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source details : Antonia Kershaw/22-FEB-1996/RCHME: Lincolnshire NMP
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Enclosure, Field, Ridge And Furrow, Hollow Way, Building, Shrunken Village
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : LI.821.6
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : LI.821.5
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 92 SW 40
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: LINCOLNSHIRE NMP
Start Date : 1992-07-01
End Date : 1997-03-01