SHRUNKEN VILLAGE? (Early Medieval to Jacobean)


Grid reference SK 70499 50000 (point)
Map sheet SK75SW
District Newark
Locality Goverton
Civil Parish Bleasby, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Goverton - lost village. Mounds, but no relics. Ridge and furrow section yielded nothing. (1)
Goverton is Sofertune (sic) in 958 in the Yorkshire Charters, Goverton c 1200, Gouirton in the Lay Subsidy Rolls 1332, and Goarton in 1607. (2)
Not included in (3).
Mounds not visible on (4).
Perambulation and enquiry in the vicinity of Goverton both negative. NCRO have no information regarding desertion of this still active hamlet. (1) cannot be contacted. A dubious site that should be treated with caution. (5)
Earthworks, including building platforms, in several fields around the existing village. (6)

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

12 colour print, 14/34-37, 15/0-7 (negs F60/2-6) - filed by L numbers

<1> Houldsworth HO, --/12/1952, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT798.

<2> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 153-4 (Published document). SNT670.

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

<4> RAF, 1963, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1168.

<5> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

<6> TPAT, 1996, Village Earthwork Survey III (Published document). SNT1361.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Personal comment: Houldsworth HO. --/12/1952. OS Corr 6in.
  • <2> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 153-4.
  • <3> Published document: Beresford M and Hurst JG. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: RAF. 1963. Air photos.
  • <5> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <6> Published document: TPAT. 1996. Village Earthwork Survey III.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (7)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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