Monument record M1367 - Deserted village, Wiverton Hall




Grid reference Centred SK 71550 36619 (508m by 682m)
Map sheet SK73NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Wiverton Hall, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The village of Wiverton had 47 taxpayers in 1377. When it was enclosed and depopulated in 1510, it had 5 dwellings. (1)
1950 APs show representative marks in the area. On the 1968 APs the majority of the site has been levelled by ploughing. (2) (5)
There are no surveyable portions of this former village, the whole having been destroyed by extensive farming. Centres on above NGR. (3)
Wiverton Hall was Wivretun(e), Wiuretone in the Domesday book in 1086, and Wiverton about 1180. (4)
Group of rectangular enclosures adjoining Wiverton Hall. 2, possibly 3 ring ditches.(5) (6)
Wiverton DMV - fieldwalked 5-6/2/1979. Very large quantity of Med pottery recovered (over 550 sherds), also stone, tile and bone. Dominated by late C13 and particularly C14 wares - mainly fairly coarse domestic wares, jugs, cooking pots and jars of fairly localised origin including Nottingham wares, shell tempered wares and Stamford type wares. There was a smaller amount of earlier material, but not a great deal of harder fired C15 and C16 wares, such as Midlands Purple. This confirms evidence of gradual village decline and final desertion to form parkland. (7) (8)
Morph: Group-deserted village (231.4.1 late medieval toft, 231.4.2 late medieval enclosure, 231.4.3 late medieval building platform). (9)
See L 8087 for P Med finds, M 1366 for manorial complex and cross refs.
Grid ref centred.

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.

JAP 54/24

<1> Beresford M, 1963, Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn, pp 51, 210, 377 (Published document). SNT476.

<2> RAF, undated, Air Photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1160.

Other Refs: 541 481 4372-73 68 030 058-059

<3> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

<4> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, pp 230-1 (Published document). SNT670.

<5> Pickering J, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1148.

Other Refs: 54/24, 258/27,28,29

<6> Pickering J, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1148.

Other Refs: 1/24A (19/5/74), 1240/34, 1176/37

<7> Coleman SR, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1314.

<8> EMAB eds, 1979-82, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, p 25 (Published document). SNT164.

<9> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

Sources/Archives (10)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Beresford M. 1963. Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn. pp 51, 210, 377.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: RAF. undated. Air Photos.
  • <3> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. pp 230-1.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Pickering J. Air photos.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Pickering J. Air photos.
  • <7> Personal comment: Coleman SR. Pers Comm.
  • <8> Published document: EMAB eds. 1979-82. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 13. p 25.
  • <9> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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