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Hob Uid: 323506
Location :
Grid Ref : SK8900012000
Summary : A Saxon settlement mentioned in Domesday but deserted by the 15th or 16th century, surviving as low earthworks.
More information : (SK 891123). Alsthorpe was at one time a separate
hamlet from Burley. Chapel Farm suggests the site for in 1312
there was a chapel at Alsthorpe which Nicholas de Segrave gave
land to. In 1652 locality and name seem to have disappeared but
land is probably identifiable with Ostroppe field and Farre
Ostroppe Close, which in the same year were connected with the
sale of the manor. (1)

Alsthorpe was a Domesday village included with Burley in tax
lists. (2)

Very faint traces of a possible DMV are visible on RAF AP's in
the area of Chapel Farm, but these have been identified with a
settlement connected with the Motte 'Mount Alstoe' (see SK 81 SE 2).

Rig and furrow and some disturbance occupy the site but there is
nothing to indicate desertion. Two outbuildings at Chapel Farm
have ecclesiastical windows which could date from the early
1300s. The building at SK 89131230 seems to be much earlier
than the rest which probably dates from the 18th century. (4)

Scheduled. (5)

Scheduled monuments, previously Leic 165 (see SK 81 SE 2) and 169, now combined under new title and monument number, Leic 169. (6)

Alstoe Moot, (see SK 81 SE 2), and part of Alsthorpe deserted village.
On the southern and western sides of the moot mound are two straight ditches, 8.0m wide and 1.5m deep, which appear to mark the edges of adjacent enclosures. Adjacent to the mound are a series of house platforms and garden plots located on either side of a hollow way which is aligned N-S. Excavations of the moot and the ditches show them to be Saxon and contemporary. The site is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and there is documentary reference to a large 'green' ditch next to 'Altiechestowe' in 1207. The village may have Saxon origins but was certainly occupied from the Norman period until the C15 or C16.
Scheduled (RSM) No. 17009. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Rutland: volume two
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Page(s) : 112
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Vol(s) : 2, 1935
Source Number : 2
Source : Lost villages of England
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : APs (RAF F22 540/400 Sept 1954 0079, 0080)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : J Baird/22-FEB-1972/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator
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Source Number : 5
Source : Ancient Monuments Board for England, 25th Annual Report 1978
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Source Number : 6
Source details : English Heritage Record Form, Plan, 24-1-89
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage SAM Amendment Leicestershire 04-SEP-1991
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Mentioned in Domesday
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Settlement
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Abandoned by C15-C16
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1400
Monument Type : Deserted Settlement
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LEIC 169
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 17009
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 81 SE 3
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 323503
Relationship type : Is referred to by

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 81 SE 3
Start Date : 1972-02-22
End Date : 1972-02-22