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Sennington

Hob Uid: 327993
Location :
Gloucestershire
Cotswold
Sevenhampton
Grid Ref : SP0250021900
Summary : The Deserted Medieval settlement of Sennington. Unpublished excavations revealed 12th and 13th century pottery and walling that is also possibly 12th century. The site is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and comprises two hollow ways, groups of building platforms and associated croft or field boundaries. The site extends for 400m east to west and measures up to 225m wide. An area of ridge and furrow cultivation, which could be associated with the settlement, is situated immediately to its west (see SP 02 SW 65).
More information : SP 024219. Sennington DMV. (1)

The site of a former village exists at a spot known as "Old
Sennington". A path known as "Church Walk" indicates that the orignal
chapel of Sevenhampton may have been built there, and remains of
foundations can be traced. In making a drain, rather lower down,
ashes and coins were found (2). Sevenhampton was recorded as
"Sen(n)yngton" in the 16th century (3). (2-4)

Excavations in 1936 at Old Sennington by Mrs HE O'Neil and Rev J
Miller (report not published up to 1958) revealed walling similar to
that of a probable 13th cent farm at Temple Guiting (SP 12 NW 1) and
numerous finds of 12/13th cent pottery. (5)

SP025219. The remains are those of a DMV covering an area of about
six hectares on a N facing slope near the head of a dry valley. Banks
and scarps between 0.2m and 0.5m high indicate the sites of between
20-30 house platforms and associated paddocks and fields. It is not
possible to identify any particular boundary baulk or associated field systems.
Surveyed at 1:2500. (6)

SP 024 219. Sennington listed in review of deserted Medieval villages in Gloucestershire. (7)

The Deserted Medieval settlement of Sennington referred to above (sources 1-7) is visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, including that listed as source 4. The site is centred at SP 025 219 and extends for 400m east to west and measures up to 225m wide. It comprises two possible hollow ways, groups of curvilinear building platforms and associated croft or field boundaries. An area of ridge and furrow cultivation, which could be associated with the settlement, is situated immediately to its west (see SP 02 SW 65 / UID: 1398846).

The possible hollow ways are roughly aligned and each extends for up to 100m on a south-west to north-east orientation, from / to near the centre of the site. The southernmost is formed by a linear ditch which measues up to 5m wide and extends between SP 0232 2189 and SP 0243 2192, with a zig-zag to the east near the northern end. Two thin parallel banks, which are situated just under 5m apart, define the northernmost possible holloway which extends between SP 0244 2196 and SP 0249 2204 on the lower part of the hillslope.

A group of curvilinear building platforms extends over an area centred at SP 0255 2189 with a radius of 30m. The platforms measure up to 27m long and most are defined by a scarp built up on the hillslope. A similarly sized area of conjoined probable building platforms is centred at SP 0237 2195. Other platforms are defined by similar sized areas cut into the hillslope, for example at SP 0253 2186, and are dispersed along the higher, southern side of the site.

A range of straight and slightly curving linear banks define a series of irregular rectilinear enclosures which measure a maximum of 100m by 80m and probably define crofts and / or small fields associated with the settlement. Several of these are conjoined across the northern part of the site. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DMV Res Gp 7AR 1959 Appendix C
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Bristol & Glos AS 14 1889-90 348 (Rev JM Hall)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : EPNS Glos 1 1964 177
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : St Josephs APs XYS ALK 24
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Bristol & Glos AS 77 1958 64-5 (RC Baldwyn & HE O'Neil)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GB 09-MAY-74
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Glevensis 15 1981 28 (M Aston and L Viner)
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Source Number : 8
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : CUCAP (AWH86) 21-DEC-1968
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Deserted Settlement, Hollow Way, Building Platform, Field Boundary, Croft
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Deserted Settlement, Hollow Way, Building Platform, Croft, Field Boundary
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : GC 165
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Gloucestershire)
External Cross Reference Number : 56
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 02 SW 15
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : OLD SENNINGTON
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1936-01-01
End Date : 1936-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SP 02 SW 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-05-09
End Date : 1974-05-09
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE: GLOUCESTERSHIRE NMP (NORTH COTSWOLDS AND FOREST OF DEAN)
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2002-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31