Monument record M777 - Adbolton deserted village


DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval to Georgian)


Grid reference Centred SK 59842 38410 (310m by 271m)
Map sheet SK53NE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Holme Pierrepont, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Adbolton (SK 600382) - Med village merged or migrated. Excavated by Canon RF Wilkinson in 1945. Church demolished in 1746. (1)
Excavations before gravel working were made by G Richardson, 1945-60. 3 Med buildings and an industrial site were found; no report has been published (letters about finds in DMVRG files). (2)
To the N, between church and an old course of the Trent, lies an area of amorphous disturbance, probably marking the site of the former village. (3)
Field 1, a background scatter of finds indicate medieval (pottery, daub, ashlar) activity within the area. The possible trackway is potentially medieval to post medieval in date, possibly once forming a W route out of the village. Field 2, most features related to the former village of Adbolton, this included features of medieval date. In 06, gulley 0073 was masked by post medieval wall 0071 on the same alignment, indicating possible continuity between periods. The greatest density of features were exposed in 03 and 06, which largely comprised those associated with the final phase of village occupation and destruction in C17 / early C18. (4)
See M778 for site of church.

<1> Beresford M, 1954, The Lost Villages of England, pp 378, 416 (Published document). SNT475.

<2> Beresford M and Hurst JG, 1971, Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies, p 160 (Published document). SNT477.

<3> Seaman BH, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1253.

<4> TPAU, 2006, Archaeological Field Investigation at Adbolton, Nottinghamshire, pp 16, 17 (Unpublished document). SNT2393.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: Beresford M. 1954. The Lost Villages of England. pp 378, 416.
  • <2> Published document: Beresford M and Hurst JG. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies. p 160.
  • <3> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Unpublished document: TPAU. 2006. Archaeological Field Investigation at Adbolton, Nottinghamshire. pp 16, 17.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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