Monument details

HER Number:1783
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Castletown

Summary

Castletown shrunken hamlet. A survey of Castletown of 1603 records 9 cottages, whose sites may all survive here. They are visible as earthworks on the eastern side of the green lane. The earthworks are typical tofts and crofts strung in a line and surrounded by their medieval fields. One is occupied by Shocklach House Farm of 17th century origin. A shrunken village is a settlement that shows evidence of earlier houses that have not been re-inhabited.


Parish:CALDECOTT, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER
CHURCH SHOCKLACH, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • CROFT ( some (1-100), Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SHRUNKEN VILLAGE (Shrunk/shifted hamlet, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOFT ( some (1-100), Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1016588: Medieval Field System and Part of Settlement at Castle Town Farm; SHINE (Yes) CH10857: Medieval Ridge and Furrow Earthworks at Castletown Farm Shrunken Medieval Settlement (East); SHINE (Yes) CH10852: Medieval Ridge and Furrow Earthworks at Castletown Farm Shrunken Medieval Settlement (North)



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