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Record Details

HER Number:02081
Type of record:Place
Name:Tamhorn Deserted Settlement


Documentary evidence for a settlement at Tamhorn in the medieval period.

Grid Reference:SK 180 073
Map Sheet:SK10NE
Parish:Fisherwick, Lichfield District
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Monument Type(s):

Associated Events:

  • EST1175 - Rectification of aerial photographs along the route of the West Coast Rail Modernisation in Staffordshire.

Full description

Significant Placename. <1>

Deserted Settlement: 1333-4 (6 Ed.III) Horton and Tamhorn taxed (Subsidy Roll). 1377 Poll Tax Horton and Tamhorn 14s 8d. Not certain that Tymore/Tamhorn may be two places. <2>

Tamhorn is recorded as having land for 4 ploughs in the Domesday survey, and collectively with 14 other places had 60 villagers and 22 smallholders with 25 ploughs and a mill. (SB, 25-Nov-2008) <4>

Sources and further reading

---SST3972 - Desk Based Assessment Report: J. Chandler (Oxford Archaeology). 2002. West Coast Route Modernisation Staffordshire Section: Lichfield to Tamworth - Air Photograph Rectification.
---SST4000 - Index: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1994. Medieval Village Research Group Index (Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England).
<1>SST2664 - Article in serial: Dr. Margaret Gelling. 1981. Some Thoughts on Staffordshire Place-Names in North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Volume 21 (1981). Page 3.
<2>SST297 - Index: Jim Gould. 1960s Onward. Jim Gould Card Index.
<3>SST67 - Serial: William Salt Archaeological Society. 1880 onwards. Collections For a History of Staffordshire. 4th Series - Volume 6 - page 10 (1970).
<4>SST75 - Published Book: William I - Translated Alison Hawkins & Alex Rumble. 1086/1976. Domesday Book 24: Staffordshire (Phillimore Translation). 2-22.

Related records

04211Parent of: Cropmarks, Tamhorn Park Farm, Fisherwick (Monument)