Monument record M1776 - Shrunken village, Thurgarton (possible site of Horsepool)




Grid reference SK 69199 48999 (point)
Map sheet SK64NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Thurgarton, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

DMV of Horsepool in Thurgarton. APs show ditches and earthworks as shadow marks around church. Best is PR18. (1)
Siting at SK 695492. (2)
This sounds more like village shrinkage. See M1407 for alternative site of Horsepool. (3)
The earthworks on Castle Hill are extensive. Lynchet banks spread around much of the Northern slopes of the hill. On top of the hill is a complete set of banks, hollows and terraced areas that would merit topographical survey. (4)
A number of houses have been built on the E side (of Castle Hill), one of which has a narrow wedge shaped garden which includes part of the scheduled area. (5)
See M1407 for alternative site of Horsepool, M1775 for Augustinian Priory, M17213 for cemetery, M17214 for chapel, M1852 for Med watermill.

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

CUCAP PR 10, 14, 15, 17, BRU 73

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

VES 13/29-31 & 34-37, 14/1

<1> CUCAP, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT594.

Other Refs: PR 9-17, JC 95,98, BRU 73

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

<3> Baddeley V , Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT426.

<4> TPAT, 1996, Village Earthwork Survey III (Published document). SNT1361.

<5> Dodd A, 1988, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT620.

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  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: CUCAP. Air photos.
  • <2> Published document: Beresford M. 1963. Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn.
  • <3> Personal comment: Baddeley V . Pers Comm.
  • <4> Published document: TPAT. 1996. Village Earthwork Survey III.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Dodd A. 1988. AM107.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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