Record Details

NHER Number:11735
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ashby Deserted Medieval Village


A deserted medieval village, mentioned in Domesday book. The village was apparently abandoned in the 18th century; there are some references to a church, hall and cottages but nothing now remains. Some 17th/18th century pottery has been found.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4207 1551
Map Sheet:TG41NW

Full description

In Domesday and Nomina Villarum.
91 taxpayers in 1332. Tax relief 1449.
(S1) records only church and hall standing for many years past. Information from OS card.

14 taxpayers in 1332.
NB. Allison mentions buildings and pottery.
Informant (Ashby Hall) says that they were 17th/18th century cottages (two) TG 4195 1591 and pot of a similar date (both recorded as NHER 11736).
OS Records. R.J.Rickett (NAU) 9 May 1990.

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Unknown - USE SPECIFIC VOLUME WHERE KNOWN.

Related records

8542Related to: Site of St Mary's Church, Ashby with Oby (Monument)

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