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Record Details

HER Number:04287
Type of record:Monument
Name:Wigginton Shifted Village


The earthwork remains of house platforms and hollow ways to the north of Wigginton village suggest that the focus of the settlement of Wigginton has shifted over time. Elements of a field system are also visible, although these appear to underlie the village earthwork remains.

Grid Reference:SK 2113 0696
Map Sheet:SK20NW
Parish:Wigginton and Hopwas, Lichfield District
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Associated Events:

  • EST324 - A site visit to inspect the earthwork remains of the Wigginton shifted settlement. (Ref: No Reference)
  • EST553 - A site visit to inspect the earthwork remains of Wigginton shifted settlement. (Ref: No Reference)
  • EST2994 - An archaeological evaluation at Hilltop Cottage, Wigginton, June 2018. (NRHE Name - Land Adjacent to Hilltop Cottage) (Ref: 1843 / Report No. 18/43)

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    Full description

    Shifted Settlement / Ridge and Furrow. A series of earthworks at the north end of Wigginton Lane. The earthworks are very pronounced and contain house platforms and hollow ways. To the north elements of a field system can also be seen as earthworks. This field system appears to underlie ridge and furrow. <1> <2> <3> <4> <5>

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SST3044 - Verbal communication: R.A. Meeson (Staffordshire County Council). 1980 - 2000. Comments on sites in Staffordshire by R.A. Meeson. (1982).
    <2>SST3521 - Verbal communication: Chris Wardle (Staffordshire County Council). up to 2004. Observations by a member of the Historic Environment Team, Staffordshire County Council. July 1990 (Graphic Material).
    <3>SST2841 - Aerial Photograph: J. Pickering (National Monuments Record). 1970s-1990s. Oblique Aerial Photograph Collection (J. Pickering). Black and White. Oblique. 122-126.
    <4>SST1725 - Drawn: Staffordshire County Council. Circa 1982 ?. Earthworks North of Wigginton. Permatrace. No Scale.
    <5>SST1225 - Drawn: Trent Valley Archaeological Research Committee (?). Unknown. 1:10 000 Overlays. Permatace. 1:10 000. SK 20 NW.