Monument details

HER Number:344
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Quoisley

Summary

The placename Quoisley is first mentioned 1350. This may indicate a now deserted hamlet.

Medieval and later villages were abandoned by their inhabitants for many reasons. The effects of disease and poor harvests made rural living difficult, and whole communities are thought to have relocated to urban settlements. Landowners sometimes relocated settlements for aesthetic reasons and for landscaping. Once abandoned the villages quickly became derelict and were not inhabited again surviving only as earthworks, often visible only from aerial photographs. They can also be identified by documentary evidence or the presence of a church where there is no settlement.


Parish:MARBURY CUM QUOISLEY, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT? (Deserted Hamlet, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (?))



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