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Medieval settlement remains at Inglesham

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Medieval settlement remains at Inglesham

List entry Number: 1017921

Location

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County:

District: Swindon

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Inglesham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 19-Mar-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 28981

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Medieval rural settlements in England were marked by great regional diversity in form, size and type, and the protection of their archaeological remains needs to take these differences into account. To do this, England has been divided into three broad Provinces on the basis of each area's distinctive mixture of nucleated and dispersed settlements. These can be further divided into sub-Provinces and local regions, possessing characteristics which have gradually evolved during the past 1500 years or more. The South Midlands local region is large, and capable of further subdivision. Strongly banded from south west to north east, it comprises a broad succession of clay vales and limestone or marlstone ridges, complicated by local drifts which create many subtle variations in terrain. The region is in general dominated by nucleated villages of medieval origin, with isolated farmsteads, mostly of post-medieval date, set in the spaces between them. Depopulated village sites are common, and moated sites are present on the claylands.

The medieval settlement remains of Inglesham are well preserved and a fine example of their class.

History

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Details

The monument includes medieval settlement remains situated east of the hamlet of Inglesham on the upper floodplain of the River Thames. Settlement earthworks survive between the Lechlade-Highworth road and the hamlet. They include the remains of a central, curving hollow way, which branches west towards the church and north towards a tributary of the Thames. Another hollow way runs parallel to the latter. A fourth hollow way is occupied by the lane from the main road to the hamlet. A number of irregular house platforms survive to a height of 0.75m in the area south of the central hollow way. There are indications on the surface and on aerial photographs that the village extended south of the lane, but these earthworks have been levelled by cultivation and have not been included in the scheduling. All telegraph poles and fence posts together with the water trough and wooden stile are excluded from the scheduling although the ground beneath these features is included.

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Selected Sources

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National Grid Reference: SU 20721 98414

Map

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