Monument record M1429 - Shrunken village, East Stoke




Grid reference Centred SK 74832 49832 (396m by 265m)
Map sheet SK74NW
District Newark
Civil Parish East Stoke, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

East Stoke was Stoches in 1086, and probably a "stoc" or dependant settlement in relation to Newark. "East" added to the name by 1340, is in relationship to Stoke Bardolph. (1)
A typical village site with a series of rectangular crofts on either side of a sunken road which is still in use. The NW part of the scheduled area includes extensive earthworks, may be part of P Med landscape gardens. (2)
DMV of East Stoke. A site for preservation (SK 748501). (3)
The earthwork forms a small area of village contraction. East Stoke now comprises the present centre located on the Foss Way, and a little under 1/2 mile to the SW (sic) of the church and Hall. (4)
Extensive area of cropmarks but not too easy to define because of long grass; in good condition. (5)
Morph: Group, Early Medieval deserted village (208.1.1-3). 208.1.1 Early Medieval croft, 208.1.2 Early Medieval hollow way, 208.1.3 Early Medieval field system, 209.1.1 Early Medieval toft, 209.1.2 Early Medieval ridge & furrow. (6)
Immediately NW of the scheduled area, near East Stoke Hall, JSAC excavated a ditch containing earlier medieval pottery (splashed ware and fine shelly ware) and with a possible post impression at the base. They also found an undated pit containing bones of pig, cow and sheep along with several other features, none of which contained dating evidence but which may have been associated. A post medieval pit also contained residual splashed ware in its fill. The report suggests that the features were truncated by the machine. It is not unreasonable to suppose that they represent remains of the shrunken village extending beyond the scheduled area into the area of the former kitchen garden. They also provide the first excavated evidence for dates of occupation of the village. (7) (8)

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

11 Colour prints

<1> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, pp 217-8 (Published document). SNT670.

<2> DOE, 1969, AM7 (Unpublished document). SNT66.

<3> Beresford M and Hurst JG, 1971, Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies, pp 201,308 (Published document). SNT477.

<4> Seaman BH, 1972, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1251.

<5> Samuels JR, 1987, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1232.

<6> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

<7> JSAC, Mar 1998, An Archaeological Field Evaluation at the Former Kitchen Garden at Stoke Hall, East Stoke, Nottinghamshire, pp 9 - 11 (Unpublished document). SNT2304.

<8> Budge DJ, 2009, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT2288.

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  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. pp 217-8.
  • <2> Unpublished document: DOE. 1969. AM7.
  • <3> Published document: Beresford M and Hurst JG. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies. pp 201,308.
  • <4> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1972. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1987. AM107.
  • <6> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.
  • <7> Unpublished document: JSAC. Mar 1998. An Archaeological Field Evaluation at the Former Kitchen Garden at Stoke Hall, East Stoke, Nottinghamshire. pp 9 - 11.
  • <8> Personal comment: Budge DJ. 2009. Pers Comm.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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