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Post medieval settlement at High Woolaston.
County: Gloucestershire
District: FOREST OF DEAN
Parish: WOOLASTON
NGR: ST 57 99
Monument Number: 19984
HER 19984 DESCRIPTION:-
High Woolaston was regarded as a separate hamlet by c.1703 when it contained 20 families. Fragments of medieval pottery have been discovered in the valley south of High Woolaston farm, and the remains of a building on the site was levelled c.1960. Other foundations have been found in orchards near the farm, including those of a ruined cottage on the north side of the road. North of the 16th-17th century farmhouse, four cottages were converted into a single dwelling c.1960, and another indication of the former size of the hamlet is that in 1769 there was a blacksmiths shop. Some foundations in the orchard near the farm. In 1998 the orchard opposite the T-junction has far wall part of a deserted dwelling with both walls and doorway filled up with stone to make the wall. There is a further corner of a building left of entrance leading to the area marked on tithe map excerpt as offices. {Source Works 4600 & 894.}
2003 - This area was mapped at 1:10,000 scale as part of the English Heritage: Gloucestershire NMP project.
Earthworks visible on aerial photographs could be associated with former settlement in the vicinity. Fragments of boundaries around High Woolaston Farm could be remains former property plots or croft boundaries but could equally be relatively recent features. They are centred at ST 5786 9933, ST 5795 9929, ST 5783 9917 and ST 5760 9950. {Source Works 4249, 7549, 6880 and 7646.}

Monuments
SETTLEMENT(POST MEDIEVAL)
BOUNDARY(MEDIEVALtoPOST MEDIEVAL)
CROFT(MEDIEVALtoPOST MEDIEVAL)

Protection Status

Sources and further reading
4600;Webb A;1998;Vol:0;
894;Elrington CR & Herbert NM (Eds);1972;The Victoria History of the County of Gloucester;Vol:10;
4249;Historic England;Various;Vol:0;
7549;English Heritage;2003-4;The Forest of Dean and Cotswolds National Mapping Programme Project maps;
6880;RAF;1946;
7646;Meridian Airmaps Limited;1953;
735;Rawes B (Ed);1986;TRANSACTIONS OF THE BRISTOL AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY;Vol:104;Page(s):231-247;
15250;Various;2003-4;

Related records
FOREST OF DEAN NMP PROJECT;198719
HER   5025     Possible site of medieval buildings, a possible deserted medieval settlement or a Norman motte, south of High Woolaston Farm, Woolaston.
HER   26494     A forked hollow way, west of High Woolaston Farm, Woolaston.

Source
Gloucestershire County Council: Historic Environment Record Archive