Monument details

HER Number:1298/12/0
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Post medieval activity at Tatton village


No evidence of occupation is recorded in the village from the 15th century when the Old Hall was constructed, although the ditches appear to have survived into the post medieval period. Pottery reappears in the 17th century and possibly in the later 16th century, but no new structures were erected. A clay floor located in 1882 probably represents part of this reoccupation. Construction of this last period of buildings on site was some distance from the sunken road, on land immediately adjacent to farmyard buildings of the Old Hall complex.

The buildings were probably associated with the Old Hall and may have been elements in a range of farm buildings. A series of livestock burials in the area dated 1740-50 supports the idea that this was a non-habitation area. Evidence suggests that the settlement had shrunk during the late medieval population decline and that construction of the Old Hall led to settlement drifting away from the 13th century. Road frontage towards Tatton Green and farm buildings to the south.


Monument Types

  • DITCH (AD 17TH CENTURY - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
  • FLOOR (AD 17TH CENTURY - 1600 AD to 1699 AD)
  • ANIMAL BURIAL (AD 18TH CENTURY - 1700 AD to 1799 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1016586: Tatton Medieval Settlement, Prehistoric Settlement Remains, The Buried Remains Of Tatton Old Hall And Mill Dam; Registered Park or Garden (II*) 1000501: Tatton Park

Related records

1298/0/1Part of: Saxon settlement at Tatton village (Monument)

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