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Aunby

Hob Uid: 348327
Location :
Lincolnshire
South Kesteven
Careby Aunby And Holywell
Grid Ref : TF0223014780
Summary : Medieval deserted settlement visible as earthworks and cropmarks.
More information : [Area TF 023146] The village of Aunby is mentioned in 1316. Evidence
of desertion over a small area is visible on air photographs, and
St Joseph lists D.M.V. at TF 022146, which is where the church
probably stood, see TF 01 SW 6 and TF 01 NW 8. (1-4)

The remains of the village are clearly visible on the ground as
grassed mounds. Part of the site has been destroyed by recent
building and ploughing. Surveyed at 1/2500. (5)

Additional reference. (6)

The Medieval settlement described by the previous authorities was
mapped from good quality air photographs. The main focus of the
settlement are a number of possible buildings centred at
TF 0220 1454. From air photographs it is possible to identify at
least five earthwork buildings in the area which are all rectangular
and range in size from 4m by 4m to 10m by 5m. None appear to be
complete.

To the east (TF 0228 1453) is a bank defined trackway which is 160m
long. Either side of this are four rectilinear enclosures of
unknown function, all with an average width of around 30m. To the
north, at TF 0229 1460, is an incomplete rectangular enclosure 30m by
28m. This and the trackway were visible as earthworks on 1940's and
1950's photographs (2-3). Later photography shows them as cropmarks.
West of the enclosure is another possible rectangular building at
TF 0226 1460.

Other bank defined trackways are visible at TF 0213 1460,
TF 0223 1478 and TF 0224 1471. The latter may have two rectangular
(10m by 4m) buildings attached to its east side at TF 0224 1469.
There is also a bank defined earthwork enclosure (25m by 20m) at
TF 0227 1470, but its function is not clear. The south-western limit
of the settlement is marked by a boundary ditch centred at
TF 0238 1460. (Morph Nos LI.768.1.1-12).

This description is based on data from the RCHME MORPH2 database.
(7)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Lincs Record Soc 19 1924 lxxv (C W Foster)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (RAF 540/1400 1.9.54 0056-7)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (RAF CPE/UK 1932 17.1.47 2121-2)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : AP (JKS St Joseph XQ 59 Udtd)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 29-JUN-65
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Beresford, M and Hurst, J G, 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages (193)
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Damian Grady/29-NOV-1995/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 : Deserted Settlement, Building, Enclosure, Trackway
Evidence : Earthwork, Cropmark

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Lincolnshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 33609
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : LI.768.1
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 01 SW 9
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 348318
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON TF 01 SW 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-06-29
End Date : 1965-06-29
Associated Activities : RCHME: LINCOLNSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-07-01
End Date : 1997-03-01