Monument record 0077001000 - FOSCOTT

Summary

Earthworks of possible deserted medieval to post-medieval settlement mentioned in Domesday Book and recorded in field survey.

Protected Status/Designation

  • SHINE: Foscott Medieval shrunken village earthworks with associated ridge and furrow cultivation, fishponds & manor site, and Foscott Roman villa site

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Type and Period (2)

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval to Post-Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1798 AD?)
  • (Former Type) VILL (Recorded 1086, 11th Century - 1000 AD to 1099 AD)

Description

MEDIEVAL VILLAGE SITE. ISOLATED CHURCH IN CENTRE OF UNCLOSED OPEN GREEN, & MANOR HOUSE SOME DISTANCE AWAY (B5).
MUCH OF FORMER VILLAGE DEFINED & SURVEYED (B18).
VILLAGE CLEARLY SEEN TO EXTEND OVER FIELD TO NW OF CHURCH ON APS (B8).
NGR TO CENTRE OF VILLAGE SITE (B7).
OS INVESTIGATOR'S REPORT (B6).
Thurstan holds Foxcote from the Bishop [of Bayeux]. It answers for 6 hides. Land for 4 ploughs; in lordship 2. 1 villager with 2 smallholders have 2 ploughs. 1 slave; meadow for 4 ploughs; woodland, 30 pigs. The value is and always was £3. Leith, a thane of King Edward's, held this manor; he could sell (B11).

Sources (8)

  • ---SBC21284 Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University (St Joseph). 1963. 1963 Cambridge University Oblique AP. SP715358. Yes.
  • ---SBC21285 Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University (St Joseph). 1968. 1968 Cambridge University Oblique AP. SP71613586. Yes.
  • <5>SBC1665 Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD MW & HURST JG 1971 DESERTED MEDIEVAL VIL LAGES P184.
  • <6>SBC10558 Bibliographic reference: OS FIELD INVESTIGATOR 1971(JAN) INFO ON CAS CARD.
  • <7>SBC2935 Unpublished document: 1972. CHURCH COMMISSIONER'S PASTORAL MEASURE (1968) NOTICE, JUNE 1972.
  • <8>SBC8427 Verbal communication: MEF 1976(MARCH) PERS COMM (&SEE APS- CAMB UNIV, ST JOSEPH AVE 101, AGV 68; COPIES AT BCM).
  • <11>SBC4271 Bibliographic reference: John Morris (ed). 1978. Domesday Book: Buckinghamshire. 4:32.
  • <18>SBC23610 Graphic material: County Museum Archaeological Group. 1975. EARTHWORK SURVEY PLANS.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 7167 3580 (530m by 490m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish FOSCOTT, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • Event - Survey: (EBC14162)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC14476)
  • Event - Survey: Topographic earthwork survey (EBC13633)

Record last edited

Feb 17 2010 1:25PM

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