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Brackenborough Deserted Medieval Village

Reference Name MLI43572

Brackenborough Deserted Medieval Village

The deserted medieval village of Brackenborough.


Probably one of the best surviving deserted medieval villages in Linconshire. A typical village site with a series of deeply sunken roads with rectangular platforms on either side. The best part of the site is south-east of the house although there are also less well-defined earthworks to the north. The Ordnance Survey has surveyed the site. The Domesday population was 16. Twenty-eight people paid poll tax in 1377. There was no population in 1565. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6}

Deserted medieval village of Brackenborough, depicted as a group of earthwork and cropmark tofts, platforms, boundary ditches, holloway and ridge and furrow by the National Mapping Programme. {7}

Sherds of 12th to 13th century pottery were found on the surface of ploughed land at the edge of the scheduled area (TF 3320 9070). {8}

1 Scheduling record: HBMC. 1970. AM 7. SAM 244
2 Scheduling record: HBMC. 1986. AM 107. SAM 244
3 Aerial Photograph: ST JOSEPH, J.K.S.. 1945-1979. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. F041-44,1951,
4 Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD, M.W.. 1954. The Lost Villages of England. p.362
5 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 39 SW: 9, 1963, FH
6 Aerial Photograph: 1945-84. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. CFI058, 1978
7 Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. LINCOLNSHIRE. TF3390: LI.358.1.1-4; LI.358.2.1
8 Index: SMR. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 39 SW: D, 1965

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