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HER Number (PRN):00990
Name:Broncroft Deserted Medieval Village
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Type(s):


This site represents: a deserted settlement of medieval date.

Parish:Diddlebury, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO58NW
Grid Reference:SO 545 866

Related records

10880Related to: Broncroft Castle and attached wall, Broncroft (Building)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA948 - 1971 field observation by the Ordnance Survey


Listed as the site of a shrunken or deserted settlement <1a>

A C17 [means C19?] castle (PRN 10880) stands on the site of the original C13 (means? C14) building. It has just under 1 acre of gardens and no earthworks. The orchard marked on the map contains humps but these are not convincing. Opposite the castle there is a large field under pasture which has some evidence of stone around the edges. To the S of this field are faint traces of ploughed down ridge and furrow. At SO542 864 there is evidence of lynchets and ridge and furrow. To the north east at SO5431 8705 are the remains of several well defined house platforms and depressions. The OS plotted (where?) the curved S shaped field boundaries which were found in a association with ridge and furrow. Three platforms were plotted (where and by whom?), with faint traces of a sunken way running E/W. Ridge and furrow was also visible in the SE corner of the field. The general impression is of a good set of earthworks with a surviving field system covering a large area. <2>


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 00990.
[01]SSA3521 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1976. Ordnance Survey Record Card SO58NW3. Ordnance Survey record cards. SO58NW3.
[02a]SSA264 - Gazetteer: Page P S. 1977. Deserted Villages in Shropshire. Site list. p16, No 62.
[02]SSA3385 - Monograph: Lange J B. 1985. Deserted Villages in Shropshire.
Date Last Edited:Jun 20 2019 2:02PM