DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference Centred SK 81167 65446 (294m by 310m)
Map sheet SK86NW
District Newark
Civil Parish Meering, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Meering is mentioned in DB, and in C15 Alexander Mering de Collingham resided in the village. No trace of the Hall can be seen and its materials are said to have been used in building the church at Sutton on Trent. Unmistakable signs of a burial ground near the Hall still remain, hence is inferred an attached chapel. Its site is thought to be covered by the Trent. Numerous bones are found in the bank of the Trent, also gold rings, one engraved with Virgin and Child, also 2 pewter measures (and P Med coins). (1)
Trentside site near position of Meering Ferry. Glazed Med floor tile with cream slip on a brown background. (3)
Site of Meering DMV. Population in 1881 and 1901 was 7 and 9 respectively. (4)
"Meering" shown applied to large house and enclosures in 1885, these were depressions by 1900 and house gone by 1955. (5) (6) (7)
SK 812634 - site of deserted village of Meering (incorrect). (8)
A small pasture field centred SK 811654 survived the diggings and contains a little disturbance typifying desertion, and in the river embankment is building debris of possibly C15/C16. No bones were seen and the location of the finds was not established. (9)
Earthworks probably of fishponds or inlet off river may indicate site of Meryng family's manor house. (10)
List of finds includes pottery, bronze buckle, cow bell and window leading. (11)
Fishponds, enclosures, house and other buildings and extensive ridge and furrow. (13)
See L8656-60 for finds from this general area, L4265 for further Med finds.
Many finds in area of gravel pit - see SMR map.

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

3 BW prints, CPE/UK2009/4310, 4311, 4312

<1> Wake EG, 1867, A History of Collingham and its neighbourhood, p 46-7 (Published document). SNT1388.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1942, TTS, p 72 (Published document). SNT359.

<3> EMAB eds, 1958, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, p 9 (Published document). SNT152.

<4> Beresford M, 1963, Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn, pp 329, 377 (Published document). SNT476.

<5> OS, 1885, 1:2500, County Series 1885 (Map). SNT1013.

<6> OS, 1900, 1:2500, County Series 1900 (Map). SNT1021.

<7> OS, 1955, 6in 1955 (Map). SNT1069.

<8> Beresford M and Hurst JG, 1971, Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies (Published document). SNT477.

<9> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

<10> Bishop MW, 1988, Comment on Meering - no report (Personal comment). SNT507.

<11> Newark Museum, 1964, Catalogue of Archaeological Material, p 23 (Published document). SNT249.

<12> OS, 1919, 1:2500, County Series 1919 (Map). SNT1028.

Other Refs: 25/8

<13> RAF, 1947, Air photographs (Aerial photograph). SNT2001.

Other Refs: CPE/UK2009/4310, 4311, 4312

Sources/Archives (14)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Wake EG. 1867. A History of Collingham and its neighbourhood. p 46-7.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1942. TTS. 46. p 72.
  • <3> Published document: EMAB eds. 1958. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 1. p 9.
  • <4> Published document: Beresford M. 1963. Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn. pp 329, 377.
  • <5> Map: OS. 1885. 1:2500, County Series 1885.
  • <6> Map: OS. 1900. 1:2500, County Series 1900.
  • <7> Map: OS. 1955. 6in 1955.
  • <8> Published document: Beresford M and Hurst JG. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies.
  • <9> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <10> Personal comment: Bishop MW. 1988. Comment on Meering - no report.
  • <11> Published document: Newark Museum. 1964. Catalogue of Archaeological Material. p 23.
  • <12> Map: OS. 1919. 1:2500, County Series 1919.
  • <13> Aerial photograph: RAF. 1947. Air photographs.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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