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A Country Merchant, 1495-1520Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages$

Christopher Dyer

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199214242

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214242.001.0001

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(p.230) Appendix 3 Deserted villages

(p.230) Appendix 3 Deserted villages

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A Country Merchant, 1495-1520
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(p.230) Appendix 3

Deserted villages

A list of villages (settlements with at least ten household) that existed before 1500, and were abandoned or severely shrunken by 1700.

Village name

Parish

Size before desertion

Evidence for decay/desertion

Barcheston

Barcheston

c.15 (c.1300)

Decayed by c.14905 houses abandoned 15094 houses in 1670

Brookend

Chastleton

16 (1279)

4 houses inhabited 1479

Castlett

Guiting Power

5 (1327)

1 household in 1381 Pasture 1504

Clopton

Quinton

10 (1327)12 (1381)

No guild members after 14802 abandoned houses, enclosure 1481–5

Compton Scorpion

Ilmington

10 (1279)

No guild members after 1440In Rous's list 1486200 ac. pasture 14953 houses 1670

Daylesford

Daylesford

9 (1327)

6 taxpayers 1525

Ditchford Frary

Stretton on Fosse

9 (1327)

In Rous's list 1486

Ditchford, Middle

Blockley

13 (1327)

In Rous's list 1486Arable ceased 1482–97

Ditchford, Upper

Blockley

20 (1299)

In Rous's list 1486Arable ceased by 1482Leased as pasture 1475

Dorn

Blockley

16 (1327)

5 taxpayers and cultivation 1525

Eyford

UpperSlaughter

13 (+ 8 slaves)(1086)

1 (1327)

Foxcote

Ilmington

13 (1327)

No guild members after 1470In Rous's list 14865 houses in 1670

Hidcote Bartrim

Mickleton

7 (1327)14 (1381)

180 ac. enclosed 1509–10

Lark Stoke

Ilmington

6 (1327)10 (1381)

No guild members after 1510In Rous's list 14864 assessed 1522

Lemington,Lower

Lemington

14 (1327)

10 assessed 1522

Lemington,Upper

Todenham

Low assessment 1524

Longdon

Tredington

8 (1327)

No guild members after 14801 taxpayer 1525Pasture by 1535

Meon

Quinton

16 (1327)14 (1381)

No guild members after 14804 houses abandoned and enclosure, 1513

Northwick

Blockley

10 (1327)

14 taxpayers,1525

Norton Subedge

Weston Subedge

17 (1327)17–21 (1381)

No guild members after 1440

Pinnock

Temple Guiting

7 taxpayers in 1524 and 1525

Rollright, Little

Great Rollright

23 (1279)

5 houses abandoned 1496–1517

Sezincote

Sezincote

14 (+ 20 slaves)(1086)2 (1327) 4–10 (1381)

Enclosed pasture 1492Church ruined 1509

Taddington

Stanway

10 (1327)

7 assessed 1522

Talton

Tredington

6 (1327)

No guild members after 1490

Tidmington

Tredington

15 (1327)

8 taxpayers 1525

Upton (Wold)

Blockley

16 (1299)

Tax paid by lord 1383 Used as pasture 1383

Weston juxta

Long

24 (1279)

8 houses abandoned

Cherington

Compton

25 (c.1300)

1509

Whitchurch

23 (1327)

Enclosed by 1534

Note: the entries for 1279, 1299, and c.1300 give numbers of tenants; the entries for 1327 give numbers of taxpayers, which are likely to represent at least twice as many households; the entries for 1381 estimate the number of households from the numbers of individual taxpayers.

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