Shropshire History

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Deserted Villages

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As can be seen on this page, there were very many villages in Shropshire that were abandoned. It is easy to blame the Back Death but it was not the only reason for deserted villages.

After the Anglo Saxons had taken control of Shropshire, communities began to expand and new villages appeared.  This growth, which was recorded in the Domesday Book, continued up to the 14th Century.  A series of poor harvests then caused widespread starvation and this was followed by the arrival of the Black Death in 1349 which devastated the population. Although this emptied many villages, causing them to be abandoned, other factors were also at work.

Sheep and cattle farming became more important and this required far fewer people to work the land. In a similar way to the later Highland clearances, the Lords of the Manor ejected unwanted people from villages on their land or completely cleared villages where the land was needed for animals.  Especially in upland areas, people who no longer had any local work left their village to find work elsewhere.  Around the mining areas, closure of mines led to wholesale migration of miners away.  Another cruel reason was when a rich landowner built a new house or had an old one extended.  Quite often they felt that a nearby village spoiled their view and had it pulled down. 

Black Death in Shropshire

Black Death is the name given to three types of plague that were common in Europe during the middle of the 14th Century. The disease took three forms :-

Bubonic plague - caused a swelling of the glands. It started off making people feel cold and tired, then gave them high fevers and severe headaches. It was believed to have been spread by fleas. People who got the bubonic strain of the disease often took longer to die than those people who got the pneumonic plague.

 

Pneumonic plague - affected people's lungs, causing them to cough up blood. It is thought to have been spread by people breathing or coughing on one another.

 

Septicaemic plague - was rarer and went straight into the bloodstream of its victims, killing them quickly.

 

One of the side effects of the disease was red spots covering the entire body. Over time, these spots turned black and then people would almost certainly die. Hence the name “Black Death”. It gave rise to the children’s nursery rhyme,

 

“Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!

We all fall down”

 

The roses refer to the red spots, the posies were herbs carried around in the belief that they would keep the disease away, one of the symptoms was sneezing and the falling down meant dying.

 

 

The disease first arrived here in Dorset on a trade boat in the summer of 1348. It spread across the south in bubonic form during the summer months of 1348, before mutating into the even more frightening pneumonic form with the onset of winter. It hit London in September 1348 and spread into East Anglia all along the coast early the new year. By spring 1349, it had reached Shropshire and rapidly spread around the county.

Estimates vary but it is believed that up to one third of the population was killed. The clergy were unable to keep up with demands to perform services for the dying and were often amongst the dead themselves. Widespread panic must have existed with unaffected people wondering whether they would be next. It is likely that Shropshire’s death toll would have been much greater if it had not been so rural. The disease spread a lot faster in built up places like London due to poor sanitation and over-crowding.

John le Strange of Whitchurch died of the Black Death on 20th August 1349, with the inquest into his death scheduled to take place on 30th August. Two days before the inquest, however, John's eldest son Fulk fell victim, as well as his brother Humphrey. This left John's youngest son John to inherit the 3 water mills but these were assessed at only half their value “by reason of the want of those grinding, on account of the pestilence”. His land was deemed worthless because all its tenants were dead and “no-one is willing to hire the land”.

In May, land at Harley which had been worth 60s a year could not be valued “because of the pestilence” and income from assize rents had fallen from £4 to 10. At Yockleton, the mills were of no value “for lack of grinding” and rents from free tenants had fallen from £8 to 30s. During autumn at Ellesmere, 6 acres of meadow were halved in value to 6s. At Whittington two water mills were said to be worth only 20s because the tenants had died of the plague. At Dodington arable land which had formerly been worth 60s could not be valued because the farm servants and labourers were dead and no one was willing to rent the land. Evidence from court rolls confirms that the plague was at its height during the summer and autumn. At Kinnerley 14 tenements, amounting to a quarter of the customary land, were vacant by Michaelmas and at Prees there were 22 vacant holdings.

At Wrockwardine, the value of demesne arable and meadow had been halved by Michaelmas. Assize rents had been reduced from £20 to £2 and the perquisites of the court from 40s to 5s “because the tenants are dead”. On Shrewsbury Abbey's manor of Betton in Hales, 33 virgates of land were still lying uncultivated in 1355 after the deaths of their tenants. Some of the land in Nordley was still uncultivated in 1362 “on account of the past and present pestilences” and it was difficult to find tenants at Kenley after the second visitation of the plague in 1361-4. After the third visitation in 1368-69, one court at Prees recorded 11 dead tenants.

In 1353, the value of Lilleshall Abbey and its four granges was only 60% of what it had been in 1330 and there was a further 60% decline in value between 1353-1375. At an inquisition at the Abbey in 1353, it was said that underwood in a nearby park was not worth anything as all the customers had died. Underwood from a nearby wood had been worth 3s 4d before and was now only 12d. Land belonging to the abbey had been worth £15 in 1330 and was now only £10. One abbot had died of the plague in 1350 and another in 1353. No mention was made of the number of monks but later excavations found pits with lime many feet deep.

The Welsh poet Jeuan Gethin paints a vivid picture of the fear the plague engendered in its victims,

“We see death coming into our midst like black smoke, a plague which cuts off the young, a rootless phantom which has no mercy or fair countenance. Woe is me of the shilling in the arm-pit; it is seething, terrible, wherever it may come, a head that gives pain and causes a loud cry, a burden carried under the arms, a painful angry knob, a white lump. It is of the form of an apple, like the head of an onion, a small boil that spares no-one. Great is its seething, like a burning cinder, a grievous thing of an ashy colour. It is an ugly eruption that comes with unseemly haste. It is a grievous ornament that breaks out in a rash. The early ornaments of black death”.

To make things worse, the plague kept coming back. It broke out again in 1361-64 and then again in 1368-69, 1371-75 and continued until the 15th Century. Death rates in the later epidemics were lower than the Black Death but the new outbreaks seemed to affect younger people more. Modern research shows that it was possible for the plague to have become both age and gender specific by the 1360s, with profound consequences for the reproductive cycle of the population. By the 1370s, the population of England had been halved and it was not recovering.

 

 

Abandoned Communities

 

Secret Shropshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abdon SO576866

Deserted medieval village, the parish church of St Margaret remains, the village was deserted by 1350, reoccupied by the 17th century and abandoned finally by 1793.

 

Acton Burnell SJ528021

Deserted medieval village, there are no earthworks present.

 

Acton Piggott SJ542028

Deserted settlement.

 

Acton Reynald SJ535230

Lost settlement recorded as Achetone in Domesday, abandoned in early 18th Century to form Acton Reynald Hall and Park.

 

Adlaston SO725935

Lost settlement recorded as Adlaston by Bruggenorth in 1333. It was the site of the Hermitage to the south of the road from Bridgnorth to Worfield and may have been close to the River Severn, possibly at Bridgnorth Cemetery or Severn Park.

 

Aitone

Lost manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain.

 

Albright Hussey SJ501175

Deserted settlement. Earthworks of the chapel of St John the Baptist and possible house platforms remain near the Albright Hussey Hotel.

 

Allcott SJ551011

Lost settlement in the manor of Acton Pigott in the 13th Century, recorded as Allescott in 1204, possibly located near Evenwood.

 

Allfield SJ503071

Lost settlement recorded in 1172 as Aldefelde but much shrunken by 1595. It may have been the central place in the parish until supplanted by Condover.

 

Amaston SJ378112

Lost settlement listed in Domesday as Embaldestune, now represented by Heath Farm. There is a ringwork of a medieval castle to the north-west.

 

Annscroft SJ453077

Squatter settlement housing miners. It was recorded as Handcroft in 1833and is located on the far west of the parish.

 

Apley SJ654132

Lost settlement listed as a berewick of Wellington in Domesday, now in Hadley. Much shrunken in 1672.

 

Arlescott SJ653007

Deserted medieval village recorded as Edulvescot in 1229, extensive earthworks remain including sunken route from Posenhall.

 

Ashfield SO587893

Deserted medieval village. Earthworks remain of hollow ways, building platforms, a fishpond and ridge and furrow.

 

Ashford Carbonel SO525703

Shrunken settlement, earthworks remain to the front of Ashford Court.

 

Ashford Jones SO528718

Lost settlement sometimes called Upper Ashford. It is now represented by Ashford Manor.

 

Asterhill

Lost settlement in Worfield, recorded as Esterhull in the 13th Century.

 

Astley SO781855

Deserted medieval village, no earthworks are present.

 

Astley Parva

Lost settlement in Astley Abbotts recorded as Estelia about 1090. Also called Little Astley and in 1429 Asteleyhome.

 

Aston Botterell SO632843

Shrunken medieval village, the earthworks are to the north of Aston Lane.

 

Aston on Clun SO396814

Lost settlement located to north east of Broome Road.

 

Avochelie

Former Domesday manor in Ruckley and Langley. It was recorded as Havekelega about 1190 and Hawkesley by 1535. Its exact site is not known although it may be in Langley Park.

 

Balsam’s Heath SO546883

Deserted settlement, remains include dressed stone and pottery shards but no earthworks.

 

Bancroft SO351794

Deserted medieval village.

 

Bank SJ465010

Enclosure in Leebotwood, close to the boundary with Dorrington.

 

Baucott SO540873

Lost settlement, perhaps to the north east of Baucott Farm.

 

Baveney SO689795

Former Domesday manor recorded as Barbingi, that is also said to have been two manors in Saxon times. Probably the modern Upper and Lower Baveney.

 

Bayston Hill SJ4950800

Deserted medieval village discovered 1996 in Condover Quarry.

 

Bearstone SJ724397

Lost manor listed as Bardestune in Domesday.

 

Belswardyne SJ6033033

Former Domesday manor recorded as Belleurdine, now represented by Belswardyne Hall.

 

Belton SJ52840

Deserted medieval village, very limited earthworks remain to south of Belton Farm.

 

Benthall SJ394139

Former Domesday manor in Alberbury with Cardeston, recorded as Benehale. Not to be confused with Benthall near Broseley. A chapel at SJ394139 was recorded in 1222, now represented by Benthall Farm.

 

Berelawe SJ342107

Lost settlement close to the former station, now represented by the field name Brierleys. A small ringwork exists on the highest part of the site.

 

Berley SJ317141

Lost settlement in Wollaston, recorded as Berlee in 1289. Possibly sited at a field called Beverley.

 

Berwick Maviston SJ540105

Former Domesday manor, recorded as Berewic, now represented by Berwick Grove. In existence in 1752 but abandoned by 1808 due to the extension of Attingham Hall Park.

 

Besford SJ551250

Lost manor, listed in Domesday as Betford.

 

Beslow SJ580087

Former Domesday manor, recorded as Beteslawe.

 

Betchcott SO437985

Deserted medieval village in Smethcott, recorded in 1253. A chapel existed in the 16th Century and the site is represented now by Middle Betchcott Farm.

 

Betton Abbots SJ515079

Lost manor listed with Betton Strange as part of the Domesday manor of Betune. It was owned by Shrewsbury Abbey soon after 1086 and was Betton Parva by 1200, much shrunken by 1698.

 

Betton Alkmere SJ505090

Deserted settlement located to the west of Betton Strange. Earthworks include a moated site, hollow ways and house platforms.

 

Betton in Hales SJ692370

Former Domesday manor listed as Baitune.

 

Betton Strange SJ507093

Lost manor listed with Betton Abbots as part of the Domesday manor of Betune. It was a separate manor by the mid-12th Century and was called Little Betton in 1675.

 

Bettws y Crwyn SO178819

Enclosure in Bettws y Crwyn, north east of Rhyd y cwm.

 

Billingsley SO705855

Shrunken settlement at what is today the site of the chapel, Hall Farm and a few other buildings, the modern settlement is almost a mile to the south.

 

Binweston SJ301041

Shrunken settlement in Worthen with Shelve, recorded as Binneweston in 1255.

 

Bishton SJ804018

Former Domesday manor listed as Bispetone. Now represented by Bishton Manor.

 

Bitterley SO571771

Deserted medieval village. Changes in the routes of roads through the village in Norman times led to the isolation of the original site which was subsequently abandoned, the parish church and manor house remain.

 

Blakemoorflat SJ374008

Mining settlement inhabited by squatters, abandoned early 19th Century. Two ruined cottages and outbuildings with enclosed fields remain.

 

Blakemoorgate SJ374011

Mining settlement inhabited by squatters, abandoned in the 1960s. There were five cottages by 1881 and two have now been restored by English Nature.

 

Blakeway SO595994

Deserted settlement recorded as Blakewey in 1222.

 

Bobaston

Lost settlement in Tibberton, recorded as Bobberson Field in 1682.

 

Bockleton SO578834

Lost settlement. Dressed stone foundations found in fields near Bockleton Court.

 

Bold SO640848

Lost settlement recorded as a chapel in 1271 but removed by 1534.

 

Bolebec

Lost manor listed in the Domesday Book but location uncertain.

 

Boreton SJ513077

Former Domesday manor listed as Burtune, possibly located south-east of Boreton Farm which was the only building by 1841.

 

Bosle

Lost manor listed in the Domesday Book but location uncertain.

 

Bowgate

Lost settlement in Munslow, recorded as Bodyate in 1667. It is probably near Trow Brook hamlet in the north-east of Thonglands.

 

Bradley SO616816

Deserted settlement, indistinct earthworks present include possible house platforms and some ridge and furrow.

 

Braggington SJ336139

Lost settlement, a small defended hamlet recorded late 13th Century but abandoned by mid-17th Century.

 

Bratton SJ637142

Former Domesday manor listed as Brochetone.

 

Bridewick

Lost settlement in Shifnal, recorded as Brydewyk in 1346.

 

Bridgwalton SO687927

Shrunken settlement in Morville, recorded as Waltona in 1165.

 

Broadward SO394768

Shrunken settlement located near the River Clun.

 

Brockleton SO570830

Deserted medieval village.

 

Bromfield Parva

Lost settlement in Bromfield. created with Muchelbromfeld out of the Domesday manor of Bromfelde by 1285 when it is first recorded.

 

Brompton SJ540079

Former Domesday manor, recorded as Brantune. Earthworks remain at Upper Brompton Farm.

 

Bromwich SJ319254

Deserted medieval village, sparse earthworks include that of a sunken way. Now represented by Bromwich Park.

 

Broncroft SO546866

Lost settlement close to the 19th Century castle which replaced a 14th Century building.

 

Bronrotpol SJ316126

Lost settlement recorded in 1353, now represented by Plas y Court Farm.

 

Brookhampton SO567898

Deserted medieval village, clearly marked earthworks of house platforms, a fishpond and ridge and furrow remain.

 

Broom SJ379317

Former Domesday manor recorded as Bruma.

 

Broomcroft SJ568010

Lost settlement recorded in 1204 with common fields but abandoned by 1363.

 

Broome SO525981

Deserted medieval village recorded as Brame in Domesday, extensive stone foundations exist. Not to be confused with Broome to the south east of Aston on Clun.

 

Broughton SJ497242

Former Domesday manor comprising 2 estates recorded as Burtune and Burtone in 1086. Now represented by Broughton Farm.

 

Buchehale

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Burcot SJ622111

Lost settlement recorded as a Berewick of Wrockwardine about 1285 but abandoned by early 18th Century.

 

Burfield SO264803

Deserted medieval village in Clun.

 

Burford SO585682

Lost settlement recorded as a Borough founded in 1265 but earthworks are inconclusive and may be of a field system.

 

Burley SO478814

Deserted medieval village, clearly marked earthworks, house platforms and sunken ways exist.

 

Burnhull

Lost settlement in Stoke upon Tern, recorded in 1155. Perhaps near the parish boundary.

 

Burtone

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Buttery SJ688171

Former Domesday manor recorded as Buterel.

 

Calcott Moss SJ448140

Deserted settlement, crofts and closes in existence in 19th Century are now lost.

 

Calverhall SJ602372

Former Domesday manor recorded as Cavrahalle in 1086. It was Corrar in 1843 and associated with the Parish of Prees. Earthworks of a curved way and house platforms remain.

 

Cantereyne

Lost settlement in High Ercall, recorded as Canreysmulne in 1327. It was probably sited at Cantreyne Watermill.

 

Cantlop SO523058

Former Domesday manor in Berrington recorded as Cantelop.

 

Cantreyn SO713941

Shrunken settlement located near Cantern Brook.

 

Castell Bryn Amlwg SO167847

Lost settlement in Bettws y Crwyn, south-east of Anchor.

 

Catsley SO725796

Former Domesday manor recorded as Cateschesleie, now represented by Catsley Farm where there are two enclosures and a ring ditch.

 

Caurtune SO402856

Lost manor listed in Domesday. Possibly recorded in 1323 in nearby Edgton when that place was recorded as Edgton juxta Caurwood. The site is perhaps near Lower or Upper Carwood.

 

Caus SJ338078

Lost settlement to the north-west of Caus Castle.

 

Charlcotte SO638861

Former Domesday manor, recorded as Cerlecote.

 

Charlton

Former Domesday manor in Shawbury recorded as Cerletone. Its precise location is unknown but possibly between Shawbury and Moreton Corbet. It was identified as Charlton Grange in the 19th Century.

 

Chelmick SO468914

Former Domesday manor recorded as Elmundewic.

 

Cheneltone

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Chesthill

Former Domesday manor, perhaps near the boundary of Moreton Say and Stoke upon Tern. Recorded as Cestulle and Cesdille in 1086 when there were two manors, possibly now represented by Stoke Grange and Tern Hill. They were combined into one manor at a later date.

 

Chinbaldescote

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Chipnall SJ727315

Former Domesday manor recorded as Ceppecanole.

 

Chirbury with Brompton SJ282022

Deserted settlement near Marton in the parish. No earthworks at the site which is near Providence House.

 

Chorley SO692834

Shrunken settlement represented today by Chorley Hall. The settlement moved half a mile east to the present village.

 

Choulton SO378883

Former Domesday manor recorded as Cautune.

 

Church Stretton SO416893

Deserted settlement, possible site of the “Church in the Dale” dating to Saxon times. Located east of Prior Halt, no earthworks remain.

 

Clee

Lost settlement which was perhaps divided into Clee St Margaret, Cleestanton and Stoke St Milborough about the time of Domesday, when the first two of the three were called Clee, ie without a suffix.

 

Cleestanton SO574792

Deserted medieval village.

 

Clun SO302788

Lost settlement to the west of Pen y wern.

 

Clun SO290785

Lost settlement south of Rockhill.

 

Clun SO262856

Deserted medieval village.

 

Clunbury SO351794

Deserted medieval village.

 

Coats SO526926

Shrunken settlement in Rushbury recorded as Cotes in 1200. There was a moated house at the site.

 

Coldgreene SO596820

Lost settlement in Wheathill, no earthworks remain.

 

Cold Weston SO552830

Deserted medieval village. The parish church of St Mary remains although it has been converted into a house. By 1341 just two families lived in the village. House platforms, hollow ways and field systems remain.

 

Colehurst SJ662314

Former Domesday manor recorded as Corselle. Probably now represented by Colehurst Manor but it could have lay between Chetwynd and Hinstock.

 

Colemere SJ433327

Former Domesday manor recorded as Colesmere.

 

Colstey Bank SO305841

Lost settlement.

 

Condover SJ495054

Shrunken settlement to south of Cound Brook. There is debate as to whether the earthworks are the remains of an early settlement or of buildings associated with the 19th Century workhouse that stood on the nearby bank.

 

Corfham SO525850

Former Domesday manor recorded as Corfan. The site of Corfham Castle is known so whether some of the earthworks are of the medieval village is disputed.

 

Corfield SO570920

Deserted medieval village recorded as Corfhull in 1272. The site is near Corfield Farm and consists of earthworks and hollow ways. It is referred to as Corfville in some modern records (the suffixes “field” and “ville” in place-names were often interchangeable in medieval times).

 

Costeford

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Coston SO386803

Former Domesday manor recorded as Cozetune.

 

Cotes

Shrunken settlement in All Stretton, recorded as such in 1262. Now represented by Cote House.

 

Cothercote SJ420016

Former Domesday manor recorded as Cotardicote. It became a Grange of Haughmond Abbey.

 

Coton SJ531349

Former Domesday manor recorded as Cote.

 

Coton SJ294283

Shrunken settlement in Oswestry, named Weston Coton in the 17th Century to show its subsidiary status to Weston.

 

Cotton upon Tern SJ631278

Former Domesday manor recorded as Ludecote.

 

Cound SJ561053

Lost settlement close to Cound Hall with house platforms. Perhaps abandoned prior to the building of the hall.

 

Cressage SJ588044

Lost settlement close to St Sampson chapel, the earthworks are probably crofts and tofts.

 

Cresswell SO375767

Deserted settlement, possible remains of a fishpond.

 

Criddon SO666912

Shrunken settlement, earthworks include platforms, hollow ways and ridge and furrow.

 

Crowsnest Dingle SJ375013

Abandoned mining settlement inhabited by squatters who worked at the Stiperstones mines.

 

Cudsons

Lost settlement in Sheriffhales, recorded as Cutthestonam in 1172. It probably adjoined Watling Street between Burlington and Burlaughton.

 

Darvill Grange SJ503137

Lost settlement recorded as Grangia de Derefeld in 1256. It was the medieval deer park outside the town to the east of Castle Foregate.

 

Derrington SO607908

Lost settlement located at Derrington Manor Farm, where fields to the east have house platforms and hollow ways.

 

Detton SO667797

Deserted medieval village recorded as Dodintone in Domesday. The manor house Detton Hall remains.

 

Deuxhill SO696872

Deserted settlement but the parish church and a number of homes remain.

 

Digbeth SO788937

Shrunken settlement recorded as Digbath in 1549.

 

Dingle Mill SJ297107

Lost settlement, earthworks are of a rectangular moated site.

 

Dinthill SJ429127

Former Domesday manor in Bicton recorded as Duntone.

 

Ditherington SJ497138

Squatter settlement in Shrewsbury, sited in the town brickfields. It appears to have been first mentioned in 1802.

 

Ditton Priors SO643900

Deserted settlement, earthworks include hollow ways and field system.

 

Dodington

Former Domesday manor near Whitchurch, recorded as Dodetune. The precise location is uncertain.

 

Domas SJ594008

Lost settlement, one of four manors in the parish before 1066.

 

Donington SJ816050

Deserted settlement.

 

Dothill SJ648130

Shrunken settlement located at Dothill Park. Perhaps one of the five berewicks of Wellington in Domesday. By 1626 only one house remained but it has been resettled in recent times.

 

Downton SO580800

Deserted medieval village.

 

Dudmaston SO745887

Lost settlement in Quatt. Replaced by Dudmaston Hall which was built on the site of the manor house.

 

Dudston SO244975

Former Domesday manor recorded as Dudestune.

 

Earls Ditton SO629756

Former Domesday manor recorded as Dodentune. It may originally have been combined in a single estate with nearby Doddington.

 

Earnwood SO725803

Lost manor inhabited in 1565 when its burgage rentals were listed with rentals in Kinlet.

 

Eastridge SJ390028

Abandoned mining settlement in Pontesbury, inhabited by squatters who worked at the at the Stiperstones mines.

 

Eaton Mascott SJ538059

Former Domesday manor recorded as Etune.

 

Edenhope SO158887

Former Domesday manor recorded as Etenehope. Now represented by Upper Edenhope.

 

Edgeley SJ557402

Former Domesday manor recorded as Edeslai.

 

Edstaston SO519319

Former Domesday manor recorded as Stanestune.

 

Egerton SO605814

Deserted medieval village recorded in 1256 with the last reference in 1573. Extensive earthworks show hollow ways and large platforms.

 

Emstrey SJ526105

Former Domesday manor recorded as Eiminstre, which indicates a minster church on an island. Presumably related in some way to the River Severn, although nothing remains of a church and the island was probably a raised area in marshes by the river.

 

Estone

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Eton

Former Domesday manor later called Little Eton, perhaps to differentiate it from Eaton Mascott nearby in Berrington. The precise site is uncertain.

 

Eudon Burnell SO699893

Former Domesday manor, perhaps originally part of one estate with Eudon Gorge. They were separate by the time of Domesday and in the 17th Century were referred to as Nether and Over Eudon.

 

Eudon George SO689890

Former Domesday manor recorded as Eldone. Pperhaps originally part of a single estate with Eudon Burnell, as the Domesday name is shared with the addition of “bis” to differentiate it.

 

Ewyke

Lost settlement in Worfield, recorded as Ewyk in the 13th Century.

 

Eyton SJ377140

Former Domesday manor recorded as Etune.

 

Eyton SJ441229

Former Domesday manor recorded as Hetone.

 

Faintree SO662890

Former Domesday manor recorded as Faventrei. By 1595 it was Overfayntry, now represented by Faintree Hall.

 

Farley SJ388080

Lost Domesday manor recorded as Fernelege. In 1908 it was Fairley.

 

Farmcote SO785913

Deserted settlement in Claverley. The site is at Lower Beobridge although there is local debate as to whether it should be elsewhere.

 

Fenemere SJ445230

Former Domesday manor recorded as Finemer, now represented by Lower Fenemere Farm.

 

Fertecote

Lost settlement in Munslow, recorded as Fertecota about 1090. Its location is unknown and it is only mentioned twice in documents.

 

Ford in Alberbury SJ380135

Former Township that was larger than the parish of Ford and extended westward into neighbouring Alberbury.

 

Forton SJ430161

Former Domesday manor recorded as Fordune. It was by the ford across the River Severn.

 

Fouswardine SO675856

Former Domesday manor recorded as Fuloordie, represented in 1902 by Fouswardine Coppice.

 

Foxall

Lost settlement in Claverley, recorded in 1323 as Foxhale.

 

Gesenok

Lost settlement in Cockshutt, recorded as Gesnok in 1280. It is probable the settlement had its own field system and was located to the north-west of Kenwick Township in the parish.

 

Gippols SO582997

Lost settlement first recorded in 1271, with two houses remaining in 1841 but now only one.

 

Golding SJ545035

Former Domesday manor recorded as Goldene. Some ridge and furrow and half timbering in the hall and cottages but no earthworks are visible.

 

Gonsal SJ480041

Lost settlement, Gonsal Farm occupies its likely site.

 

Gorham SO282753

Lost settlement, house platforms and hollow ways are visible plus the site of a church and its burial yard. It is located at Five Turnings.

 

Gravenhunger SJ743426

Former Domesday manor recorded as Gravehungre.

 

Great Oxenbold SO593919

Deserted medieval village on boundary of Monkhopton and Stanton Long. It was a Domesday manor recorded as Oxibola. The homes were ordered to be demolished in 1250 but the site was inhabited until the 16th Century. The remains include a significant fishpond dam and earthworks of house platforms and hollow ways. The site was owned by Wenlock Priory which built the existing house.

 

Gretton SO517948

Former Domesday manor, probably represented by the manorial earthworks marked on modern Ordnance Survey maps.

 

Halfway House SJ339116

Squatter settlement named for its position on the road from Shrewsbury to Welshpool.

 

Halston SJ415078

Shrunken settlement, by the 17th Century there remained just the present farm.

 

Halstune

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Hampton Loade SO747864

Lost settlement in Quatford, there are curved and rectilinear enclosures visible.

 

Hangster’s Gate

Deserted settlement in Willey, recorded as Henstrey’s Gate in 1538. It was near a coaching inn on the boundary with Barrow and was depopulated in 1818 to improve the view from Willey Hall.

 

Harcourt SJ570250

Former Domesday manor recorded as Harpecote.

 

Hargrave SJ319103

Shrunken settlement, only one farm remained by 1540. A pond and field systems are intact.

 

Harnage SJ569022

Shrunken settlement, most houses in the hamlet appear to have been removed when Harnage Grange of Buildwas Abbey was built in 1232.

 

Harness

Lost settlement in Atcham, recorded as Hernys in 1534.

 

Hatton SJ766044

Former Domesday manor recorded as Etone, now represented by Hatton Grange.

 

Hatton SO468903

Lost settlement recorded as Hetton in 1167.

 

Haughton SJ553165

Former Domesday manor recorded as Haustone. It is sited in a long tongue of Upton Magna that projects into Uffington and High Ercall.

 

Hawcocks Mount SJ349077

Lost settlement, possible the forerunner of Caus Castle and Borough. Remains of ridge and furrow with ramparts and ditches.

 

Hayes SJ350154

Deserted settlement, the 17 messuages (households and gardens) and 6 cottages of 1379 were abandoned between 1516-1532. Lower Hayes Farm remains at the site and some researchers identify Hayes with La Hope, recorded in the early 13th Century as in the field of Loton.  Hayes was a property in Loton.

 

Hayford SJ364103

Shrunken settlement, perhaps at its greatest extent in 1281. There were only a mill and farm on the site, although it is suggested there was a hamlet here in earlier times.

 

Hayteley SJ513173

Lost settlement in Battlefield, recorded in 1406 as Hayteleyfeld. It may be the original name for Battlefield.

 

Heath SO557857

Deserted medieval village. Its Norman chapel, which was daughter to Stoke St Milborough, remains along with extensive earthworks of house platforms, hollow ways, fishponds and ridge and furrow.

 

Heathway SJ282035

Deserted settlement, no earthworks visible. Recorded as Marton juxta Hathewildeford in the 13th Century, which gave rise to its other name of Martonbeach.

 

Henley SO452883

Shrunken settlement recorded in 1255 as Hennel.

 

Henley SO543764

Lost Domesday manor recorded as Hanelau.

 

Henley SO688943

Shrunken settlement recorded in 1143 as Henneleg.

 

Hernegia SJ567044

Settlement recorded as Hernegia in 1232 and Kinges Harnedge in 1665, which differentiated it from the settlement at Harnage Grange.

 

Hibrihteselle

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Hidesland

Lost settlement in High Ercall, recorded as Hideslonde in 1179.

 

Higford SJ754007

Former Domesday manor recorded as Huchefor.

 

High Hatton SJ611248

Former Domesday manor recorded as Hetune.

 

Hinwood

Shrunken settlement in Pontesbury, recorded as Hynewud in 1262. It later became a squatter settlement for 18th Century miners working in the local lead mines.

 

Hisland SJ317272

Deserted medieval village. There is debate whether the earthworks at Hisland Farm are those of a settlement or a former waterway system.

 

Hobendrid SO309766

Former Domesday manor recorded as Edretehope, which may refer to its Domesday owner Edric the Wild.

 

Hockleton SJ274301

Former Domesday manor recorded as Elchiltun.

 

Holdgate SO563894

Deserted medieval village, the church, castle ruins and a farmhouse remain along with house platforms, hollow ways and ridge and furrow.

 

Hollicot SJ439008

Deserted settlement in Pease Lane, earthworks of ridge and furrow plus stone scatters.

 

Holt Preen SO535966

Shrunken settlement recorded as Parva Prona in 1255. Located near Holt Coppice. Holt Preen is now in Cardington parish.

 

Hopton SJ593267

Former Domesday manor recorded as Holtune.

 

Horton

Lost settlement in Ellesmere, recorded only once in 1284.

 

Horton SJ439115

Lost settlement in Shrewsbury, now represented as Hortonlane Farm at Bicton.

 

Horton SJ490298

Former Domesday manor recorded as Hortune.

 

Horton SJ683145

Former Domesday manor recorded as Hortune, now in Hadley.

 

Hothales SO535995

Deserted settlement, much building stone remains although the possible earthworks are indistinct.

 

Howle SJ691234

Former Domesday manor recorded as Hugle.

 

Hudwick SO630927

Deserted settlement, there are building foundations but no earthworks.

 

Humphreston SJ816050

Deserted medieval village, indistinct earthworks remain, possibly including house platforms.

 

Hundeslit SJ470045

Former Domesday manor that was renamed Stapleton, It contains Lyth, the hill to the north that also gave its name to Great and Little Lyth plus Lythwood in Condover.

 

Huntington SO537710

Former Domesday manor recorded as Hantenetune.

 

Idsall SJ744072

Shrunken settlement. Idsall is the alternative name for the Domesday manor of Shifnal. It is believed that this area of the medieval town was abandoned about the time of the 1590, fire which destroyed many buildings across Shifnal, including the current built up zone.

 

Ingardine SO628814

Deserted medieval village, earthworks include hollow ways and possible toft sites. The site is west of Lower Ingardine Farm. It was a Domesday manor recorded as Ingewyrthe.

 

Isombridge SJ611138

Former Domesday manor recorded as Asnebruge.

 

Jackfield SJ685031

Shrunken riverside settlement in Ironbridge Gorge, many houses destroyed by a landslip in 1952 when Jackfield was part of Broseley.

 

Kempseye

Lost Place in Coleham, Shrewsbury. Recorded as Kenteshee in 1394, the location is not known.

 

Kempton SO360830

Former Domesday manor recorded as Chenpitune. It is now represented by the hamlet of the same name.

 

Kenwick SJ417305

Deserted settlement, there are few remains of any form apart from ridge and furrow.

 

Kingsnordley SO774877

Deserted settlement, there are no apparent remains.

 

Kinlet SO711911

Shrunken settlement, the houses by the parish church were moved south to the cross roads at the Eagle and Serpent Inn in 1729 when Kinlet Hall was built.

 

Kinson SO577823

Deserted medieval village recorded as Ekinestaneston in 1255. Hollow ways and platforms remain, the settlement was sited between Kinson Cottage and Farm.

 

Knowl SJ731084

Lost place recorded in 1185 but little remains apart from some indistinct ridge and furrow.

 

Kynaston SJ354202

Lost Domesday manor recorded as Chiremerestun.

 

Lack SO266938

Former Domesday manor, it is not referred to again until the 19th Century when Lack and Lack Sarn stood on either side of the Churchstoke to Newtown road on the boundary of Shropshire and Montgomeryshire. The name is Saxon lacu, a watercourse which is probably the boundary stream which flows into Caebitra Brook.

 

La Beche SJ535051

Deserted medieval village recorded as such about 1212.

 

La Cresse SJ470010

Lost settlement in Leebotwood, recorded as such in 1255. It was a Grange of Haughmond Abbey at the Smethcott boundary in Longnor Park.

 

Lackstone SO573798

Deserted settlement, there is some debate amongst researchers about its status as there are no earthworks or buildings in the area.

 

Lacon SJ539326

Former Domesday manor recorded as Lach, represented by Upper and Lower Lacon and Lacon Hall.

 

Lai

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Lake SJ371069

Deserted settlement, there were five families in 1384. The site is located near Lake House which is just a few yards from Asterley.

 

Langley SO488803

Deserted medieval village, limited earthworks remain.

 

Langley SJ539002

Former Domesday manor recorded as Languelege. It had a chapel, hall and several houses in more recent times.

 

Larden SO568933

Deserted medieval village recorded as Leuerdon Prioris in 1167. The settlement is located at Larden Hall at Nether (or Lower) Larden but consists of indistinct earthworks, Over Larden was probably at Upper Barn and was last recorded in 1508 as Over Laverden. Prioris indicates Larden’s links with Wenlock Priory.

 

Lawley SJ668086

Former Domesday manor recorded as Lauelei. Now being populated again.

 

Lawton SO512838

Lost settlement, there are few documents referring to the settlement but no identifiable earthworks.

 

Leaton SJ468185

Former Domesday manor recorded as Letone.

 

Leebotwood SO470986

Deserted medieval village.

 

Leighton SJ613054

Deserted settlement.

 

Leighton SJ628049

Deserted settlement, site of a farm, no earthworks visible. The two Leighton sites are close together and are listed in two sources with scant accompanying details, they may be a single unit.

 

Leonardslee

Lost settlement in Shifnal, recorded as Leye Leonardi about 1225. The settlement was south-west of Shifnal, south of Priorslee and east of Malinslee.

 

Leverdgrene SO595820

Deserted medieval village.

 

Little Berwick SJ473148

Lost Domesday manor recorded as Berewic in 1086, Berewyk Leyburne in 1292and Little Berwyk by 1383.

 

Little Hanwood SJ445077

Deserted settlement recorded as Lyttyll Hanwoode in 1528. It was a freehold estate in the late 12th Century about a mile south of Great Hanwood.

 

Little Oxenbold SO587916

Shrunken settlement recorded as Nether Old Oxenbold about 1522.

 

Little Parton SJ333110

Deserted settlement in Westbury, recorded in 1280 as Pernedon. Little Parton is recorded in 1624, today it is Partonwood.

 

Little Shrawardine SJ391150

Shrunken settlement, there were 12 families in 1308 but only two cottages and a farm in 1842.

 

Little Sutton SO513823

Shrunken settlement, limited earthworks remain near Sutton Court Manor.

 

Little Tasker SO324961

Deserted settlement, there are limited earthworks which suggest it was a single farmstead rather than a hamlet.

 

Little Wollaston SJ376115

Lost settlement located at Grange Farm.

 

Llanadevy SO339787

Lost British religious enclosure to the east of Black Hill.

 

Llanbrook SO349785

Lost British religious enclosure to the west of Hopton Castle.

 

Llandinshop SO254773

Lost British religious enclosure to the west of Offa’s Dyke near Selley.

 

Llan Farm SO351794

Lost British religious enclosure between Cwm and Twitchen, considered by some researchers to be a deserted medieval village. There remains a probable church platform with an enclosure that suggests a churchyard. (Note that the Welsh word ”Llan” means church),

 

Llanhowell SO345791

Lost British religious enclosure to the east of Black Hill.

 

Llanllwyd SO192816

Lost British religious enclosure north of the River Teme, some researcher interpret it as a deserted medieval village.

 

Llanmadoc SO178812

Llost British religious enclosure close to the River Teme.

 

Llantop SO358788

Lost British religious enclosure to the north-west of Hopton Castle.

 

Llantroft SO239799

Lost British religious enclosure west of Offa’s Dyke.

 

Llanwolley SO220778

Lost British religious enclosure north of the River Teme.

 

Longden SJ442063

Former Domesday manor recorded as Langedune.

 

Longner SJ528112

Former Domesday manor recorded as Languenare, it is represented by Longner Hall.

 

Longslow SJ655354

Former Domesday manor recorded as Walanceslau.

 

Lordshill SJ380019

Abandoned mining settlement inhabited by squatters who worked at the Snailbeach Lead Mine.

 

Loton SJ356147

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Luchetune, there were 6 messuages and 7 cottages in 1379. It was abandoned between 1516-1532.

 

Lowe SO631805

Former Domesday manor recorded as Lau, it is represented by Lowe Farm.

 

Lower Bayston SJ492082

Lost manor listed in Domesday as Begestan and later called Bayston. The modern form is used to distinguish it from the now much larger settlement of Bayston Hill.

 

Lower Cleeton SO608792

Deserted medieval village, significant earthworks including hollow ways and house platforms, some infilling in the early 1990s.

 

Lower Cound SO558050

Deserted settlement, it is said to have been abandoned in the 18th Century. There are no homes at the site today, it was a twin settlement to Upper Cound at SJ553050.

 

Lower Down SO336846

Deserted settlement, there are earthworks of the settlement close to the site of Lower Down Castle.

 

Lower Grounds SJ594158

Deserted settlement, earthworks include a moated site, causeway and house platform.

 

Lower Ledwyche SO534746

Lost settlement, it was the property of Bromfield Prioryand recorded as Lodewik about 1262. It was distinct from the Ledwyche settlements in Bitterley, represented by Little Ledwych Farm.

 

Lower Millichope SO526878

Deserted settlement, the earthworks include house platforms and hollow ways, a limestone flagged floor and mill leat are in situ.

 

Lower Newton SJ383084

Deserted settlement located close to the moated manor house.

 

Lutwyche SO557947

Former Domesday manor recorded as Loteis, represented by Lutwyche Hall and House.

 

Lydehole SO521820

Deserted settlement, limited and confused earthworks include hollow ways and ridge and furrow.

 

Lydley SO483982

Shrunken Domesday manor recorded as Litlega. In about 1185 it was the property of the Knights Templar and there are remains of a mill dam plus the current Penkridge Hall.

 

Lye SO337758

Former Domesday manor recorded as Lege, represented Lower and Upper Lye either side of the River Redlake.

 

Maesbrook SJ297216

Former Domesday manor recorded as Meresbroc, represented by Maesbrook House, Maesbrook Isaf and Maesbrook Green.

 

Maesbury SJ309257

Former Domesday manor recorded as Meresberie and hence of different origin from nearby Maesbrook. It is thought the manor with its five dependent settlements is what became the medieval manor of Oswestry by about 1180, with Oswestry in the north and the hamlet of Maesbury to the south of the manor.

 

Mainstone SO256863

Lost settlement north of Skeltons.

 

Malehurst SJ383063

Shrunken settlement that was a single home in 1685.

 

Marche SJ335105

Former Domesday manor recorded as Mersse, represented by Marche Hall. The manor is sometimes recorded as Marsh.

 

Marrington SO272975

Former Domesday manor recorded as Meritune. It was recorded as Hafodwen in the 16th and 17th Century.

 

Marston SO526858

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Merstun. In 1841 it was commemorated in the field-name Marston Meadow in Broncroft, there are earthworks, mainly ridge and furrow at SO531860, perhaps including the site of the chapel.

 

Marton SJ400090

Deserted settlement, it was amalgamated with nearby Newnham and Lea.

 

Marton SJ441239

Deserted settlement, the site is south-west of Marton Hall, there are no earthworks.

 

Mawley SO689753

Former Domesday manor recorded as Melela, represented by Mawley Hall and Mawleytown Farm.

 

Meadowley SO668925

Former Domesday manor recorded as Madolea.

 

Membrefield SO669939

Deserted medieval village, buildings around the parish church of St Gregory demolished in the 16th Century to open out the view from Morville Hall. The replacement homes were constructed along the Bridgnorth - Much Wenlock road.

 

Menutton SO304775

Former Domesday manor recorded as Munetune.

 

Merrington SJ472209

Former Domesday manor recorded as Muridon.

 

Middlehope SO498886

Former Domesday manor recorded as Mildehope.

 

Middleton SO297990

Former Domesday manor recorded as Mildetune.

 

Millichope SO522893

Former Domesday manor recorded as Melicope, medieval documents refer to two settlements in the area, Upper Millichope and Millichope Park.

 

Minton SO431907

Former Domesday manor recorded as Munetune.

 

Monk Eye

Lost settlement in Frankwell, Shrewsbury recorded as Grangia de Monkenyleye in 1292. It was located in a loop of the River Severn.

 

Monk Hall SO613940

Deserted settlement, one of four Shirlett Forest settlements established by Wenlock Priory. The site is close to Spoonhill Wood, known later as Harpers Monkhall, no earthworks visible.

 

More SO564800

Deserted medieval village recorded as such in 1272. Earthworks near Moor Farm include house platforms and hollow ways, not to be confused with More near Lydham.

 

Moreton SJ567033

Deserted settlement recorded as Mortone in 1232, located at Moreton Farm. Farmed by one tenant by the 16th Century, it was close to Harnage Grange.

 

Moreton Corbet SJ558230

Deserted settlement, it was located close to Moreton Corbet Castle. Inhabited in 1503 but abandoned shortly afterwards.

 

Morton SJ291293

Lost Domesday manor recorded as Mortune.

 

Moston SJ561265

Lost Domesday manor recorded as Mostune.

 

Muchelbromfeld

Lost settlement in Bromfield, created with Bromfield Parva out of the Domesday manor of Bromfelde by 1377 when it is first recorded.

 

Muletune

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Murivance SJ494122

Lost settlement recorded as Meriuauys in 1305, although represented today by the street of the same name. It was originally a district in the south-west part of the town and it may have been related in some way to Merivale in Abbey Foregate, which may also have been a general name for this part of the Severn Valley.

 

Mytton SJ453170

Former Domesday manor recorded as Mutone.

 

Nash SJ619117

Deserted settlement, no earthworks are visible. Not to be confused with Nash between Cleehill and Burford.

 

Neen Savage SO676786

Deserted settlement.

 

Nethercott SO677785

Deserted medieval village, known only from an Ordnance Survey mapping survey.

 

Nether Faintree SO657884

Lost settlement recorded in 1595 as Nether Fayntry.

 

Netley SJ467008

Deserted settlement, slight earthworks remain including house platforms and hollow ways. The Domesday manor recorded as Netelie was waste.

 

Newbold SJ557010

Lost settlement, possibly sited at Bull Farm. Passing references first in 1236 as Neubolde and finally in 1567 but not in an description of Harnage bounds in 1232, when it may already have been abandoned. Newball’s Lane of 1624 evolved from the name.

 

Newcastle on Clun SO240824

Lost settlement midway between the village and Castle Idris.

 

Newetone

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Newnham SJ411099

Deserted settlement, there were 12 families in 1276, six in 1601 and it is now a single farm. There was formerly a water mill.

 

Newton SJ383084

Lost settlement now represented by Lower Newton Farm. It is not certain that this is the site of the Lost Domesday manor of Neweton.

 

Newton SJ530050

Deserted settlement first recorded early 12th Century, it was located near Little Pitchford Farm.

 

Newton SO589821

Deserted medieval village, earthworks include house platforms, hollow ways and ridge and furrow.

 

Norncott SO565862

Deserted settlement recorded as Normonnechot in 1255. Owned by Wenlock Priory in 1291, limited earthworks remain.

 

Norton SJ493071

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Nortune. There were four families in 1086, eight in 1315 but only one by 1504.

 

Norton SO461817

Former Domesday manor recorded as Nortune.

 

Norton SO639826

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Nortone, earthworks include hollow ways, platforms and field systems.

 

Norton SO720828

Shrunken settlement, now a farm called Norton’s End.

 

Oaks SJ424047

Former Domesday manor recorded as Hach.

 

Obley SO327778

Former Domesday manor recorded as Obelie.

 

Oldfield SO405830

Deserted medieval village, a stone barn refashioned as a house is the only remaining building. It is close to the boundary with Sibdon Carwood.

 

Old Hardwick SJ367344

Deserted medieval village.

 

Old Shadwell SO262856

Deserted settlement near The Dyke, no remains.

 

Old Town SJ486021

Deserted settlement located south of Crossbrook and near the medieval Great Fields of Longnor, earthworks are perhaps of hollow ways and platforms.

 

Old Town SJ661123

Deserted settlement, commemorated in field name of the same in 1723, perhaps abandoned in the later medieval period.

 

Onslow SJ437129

Former Domesday manor recorded as Andreslaue.

 

Orleton SJ486021

Deserted site abandoned by the early 18th Century.

 

Osbaston SJ323228

Former Domesday manor recorded as Sbernestune

 

Oulmeyre SJ709059

Lost settlement recorded in late 13th Century but the site near Holmer Farm is questioned.

 

Overs SO393963

Former Domesday manor recorded as Ovre. This is not the place commemorated in the name of the Hundred of Overs in south-east Shropshire.

 

Overton SO666868

Former Domesday manor recorded as Ovretone.

 

Padmore SO465794

Deserted Site located south-west of the hamlet of Walton recorded in 1271, extensive earthworks including house platforms, hollow ways, a fishpond and ridge and furrow.

 

Painston SJ447093

Deserted settlement includes a moated site. Recorded as a manor in 1524, probably with an earlier hamlet that has been abandoned, leaving limited earthworks.

 

Patton SO584947

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Peattingtune, earthworks include house platforms, hollow ways and fishponds.

 

Pennerley SO355989

Abandoned mining settlement inhabited by squatters who worked in the Stiperstones lead mines.

 

Peplow SJ627247

Former Domesday manor recorded as Papelau.

 

Perkins Beach SO365997

Abandoned mining settlement inhabited by squatters who worked in the Stiperstones lead mines.

 

Perendon SJ327113

Lost settlement, by 1624 a single farm remained now represented as Parton Wood.

 

Perry Gutter SO394830

Lost settlement formerly consisting of a smithy, shop and a number of cottages.

 

Perkley S0619984

Former Domesday manor recorded as Petelie. It is now represented by the single house called Perkley.

 

Petton SJ442264

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Pectone. Earthworks include a moated site, fishponds and house platforms located at Petton Park Moat. The parish church remains.

 

Pickthorn SO670843

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Pichetone but perhaps originally part of Saxon manor of Stottesdon. Eight families in 1571 but this dwindled to one, earthworks include hollow ways and house platforms.

 

Pitchford SJ535052

Deserted settlement, limited earthworks and possible ridge and furrow located at Pitchford Barn.

 

Plaish SO529965

Former Domesday manor recorded as Plesham but was Plesc in 963.

 

Polmere SO411094

Former Domesday manor recorded as Pole.

 

Poulton SJ383055

Deserted settlement, there were at least two families in 1384 but only one in 1636.

 

Poynton SJ570178

Former Domesday manor recorded as Peventone, marked by earthworks of a road system.

 

Prestenden

Lost settlement in Barrow, recorded as such about 1190. It was a member of The Marsh manor in about 1523 and perhaps lay south-east of the present Marshgreen.

 

Preston Montford SJ432142

Former Domesday manor recorded as Prestone.

 

Priestweston SO292974

Former Domesday manor recorded as Westune, the settlement earthwork enclosure is in Powys and associated field boundaries are in Shropshire.

 

Puleston SJ734224

Former Domesday manor recorded as Plivesdone, sometimes referred to as Pilston.

 

Pulley SJ475092

Former Domesday manor recorded as Polelie. There were two manors in medieval times, the other one being St Julian’s. That in Meole Brace was Hoverpolile in 1255 and is Upper Pulley today.

 

Purslow SO360810

Former Domesday manor recorded as Posselau.

 

Quam Pool

Lost settlement in Lilleshall, recorded as Le Qualmessmyttthe in 1227. It was on the west side of Donnington Wood, extending into Wrockwardine Wood township.

 

Quattbridge

Lost settlement recorded as Cwatbrucge in 924, located near the River Severn either in Bridgnorth or Quatford.

 

Ramshurst SJ523000

Deserted settlement recorded in 1250 as Romenehurst, some researchers believe the stone scatter found at the site is due to quarrying, there are no earthworks.

 

Rea SJ360050

Deserted settlement to the north of Rea Brook. The possible site lies in Minsterley Park, the creation of which perhaps caused the abandonment of the hamlet.

 

Ringmoreoak SO350986

Deserted site, house platforms remain.

 

Romalsham SJ488127

Lost settlement recorded as Rumaldesham in 1155. It lay outside the walls and was reached via Barker Street in 1611.

 

Rorrington SJ331580

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Roritune, Holy Well is located on the site.

 

Rossall SJ468152

Former Domesday manor recorded as Rosela. There were two estates in the manor in 1086, later named Down and Up Rossall, the latter is represented by The Isle.

 

Roushill SJ492128

Lost settlement recorded as Rorishull about 1246, it is represented today in the street name Roushill but was originally a district by the River Severn and the town walls, mentioned as Bylet de Roeshull in 1313.

 

Rowley SO592998

Shrunken settlement, possibly one of four pre-1066 manors in Harley. There is some ridge and furrow near Rowley Farm.

 

Rowton SJ365124

Former Domesday manor recorded as Rutune.

 

Rowton SJ614199

Former Domesday manor recorded as Routune.

 

Rowton SJ699014

Shrunken settlement now represented by Rowton House. In 1672 there were 7 hearths at Rowton, making it a sizeable home.

 

Rowton SO410805

Shrunken settlement west of Park Lane Roman Road, now represented by Rowton Manor.

 

Ruckley SO481804

Deserted medieval village.

 

Ruthall SO548824

Deserted medieval village close to Cold Weston deserted medieval village. Vague earthworks including hollow ways and platforms, located by Greater Poston Farm.

 

Ruthall SO599899

Former Domesday manor recorded as Rohalle.

 

Sambrook SJ714246

Former Domesday manor recorded as Semebre.

 

Sandford SJ563340

Former Domesday manor recorded as Sanford.

 

Shavington SJ636388

Former Domesday manor recorded as Savintune.

 

Sheet SO532743

Former Domesday manor recorded as Setham.

 

Shelton SJ466135

Former Domesday manor recorded as Saltone.

 

Sheppen Fields

Deserted settlement in Church Pulverbatch, recorded as Shupene about 1292. It was an extensive farm in the Cothercott area.

 

Shelvock Farm SJ372241

Deserted settlement, some earthworks including ridge and furrow.

 

Shipley SO809959

Former Domesday manor recorded as Sciplei.

 

Shipton SO562918

Deserted medieval village, razed to the ground in 1587 for the building of Shipton Hall.

 

Shoplatch SJ498133

Lost settlement recorded as Sotepl in 1210, it was a district to the west of Murivance and is represented today by the street of the same name..

 

Shrawardine SJ400153

Deserted settlement, the earthworks are close to Shrawardine Castle and include house platforms and hollow ways.

 

Sibberscott SJ426076

Shrunken settlement, perhaps declined in the 17th Century.

 

Sidbury SO684857

Shrunken settlement shown by house platform earthworks next to the parish church.

 

Sidnall SO643901

Deserted medieval village.

 

Siefton SO484832

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Sireton, it is sometimes called Seifton.

 

Siwaldston SJ580070

Deserted medieval village.

 

Slacheberie

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Sleap SJ486267

Former Domesday manor recorded as Eslepe. It was two settlements by 1292, Parua Slepe super Bilemers and, as recorded in 1555, Slepe Magna.

 

Smethcott SO452995

Deserted medieval village.

 

Snowden SJ777000

Shrunken settlement recorded as Snodden in 1292, part of the settlement lay in Patshull in Staffordshire where Lower and Upper Snowden are situated.

 

Soulton SJ544303

Former Domesday manor recorded as Suletune.

 

Sparchford SO496830

Deserted medieval village, ridge and furrow remains.

 

Spoonley SJ662360

Former Domesday manor recorded as Sponelege.

 

Staneford SJ685109

Deserted settlement located on the site of Beveley in 1447.

 

Stanton SJ772076

Shrunken settlement located east of the town along the route still called Stanton Road.

 

Stanwardine in the Fields SJ414240

Former Domesday manor recorded as Staurdine.

 

Stanway SO527913

Former Domesday manor recorded as Staneweie. By 1227 it was divided into two settlements, the Overe and Nethere Stanewey.

 

Steel SJ549365

Former Domesday manor recorded as Stile.

 

Stepple SO660780

Former Domesday manor recorded as Steple.

 

Steventon SO522734

Former Domesday manor recorded as Scevintone.

 

Stitt SO410985

Deserted medieval village, possible remains of a church and burial yard at this site although this rests on traditional reputation as nothing remains on the ground.

 

Stockett SJ431306

Deserted medieval village, located between Crosemere and Whatall Moss.

 

Stocksfield SJ391134

Lost Domesday manor recorded as Etune. It was a mile to the south-east of Eyton and shared its 1086 name. It was later called Eyton Stocks, perhaps meaning Eyton Subordinate and it is marked as Stockfield on the Ordnance Survey map.

 

Stokesay SO436817

Deserted settlement, the earthworks are close to the church and castle and may be those of the water mill.

 

Sudtelch

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Suggeleye

Lost settlement in Hadley, recorded as such in 1307. It is likely this is the place known in 1734 as Chockley in Leegomery, the site appears to cover a large proportion of township lands and was to the south of Leegomery.

 

Sutton SJ368271

Shrunken settlement recorded as Sotton in 1343, the central place it was south of is uncertain as it is north-east of the village.

 

Sutton SJ503104

Deserted Domesday manor recorded as Sudtone.

 

Sutton SO516830

Former Domesday manor was divided into Great and Little Sutton, with Parva Sutton recorded in 1208 and Sutton Major in 1262. Each was described separately in Domesday under Sudtone.

 

Sutton SO729866

Shrunken settlement recorded as Sutton in 1272.

 

Sutton SO792941

Shrunken settlement recorded as Sutton in 1228, it is not known which central place it was south of as it is north of the village.

 

Sutton Hill SO527824

Deserted settlement, it is possibly the site of seven cottages identified in the 1848 Tithe Award. There are earthworks and ruined buildings, perhaps related to nearby quarries.

 

Sutton on Tern SJ664310

Deserted medieval village.

 

Sywoldeston

Lost settlement recorded as Sewaldesdon in 1235. It was located between Dryton and Garmston in Leighton.

 

Tasker SO326959

Deserted settlement, there are abandoned farm buildings and earth banks.

 

Terril SJ649190

Lost settlement in Waters Upton, it was located on the boundary with Great Bolas where the name was applied to fields near the settlement.

 

Tetsill SO662716

Former Domesday manor recorded as Tedenesolle, it is located beside Neen Hill which may have influenced its name.

 

The Bog SO357978

Abandoned mining settlement associated with the Bog Mine. The school building survives as a visitor centre.

 

The Coates SO587908

Shrunken settlement recorded as Cote in 1188. It has been in Stanton Long parish since 1884.

 

The Hollies SO378991

Abandoned mining settlement inhabited by squatters who worked at the Stiperstones mines.

 

The Marsh SO642996

Shrunken settlement recorded as Merse about 1291, it was a manor of Wenlock Priory.

 

The Paddock SJ378003

Abandoned mining settlement inhabited by squatters who worked in the mines at the Stiperstones.

 

The Yelds SO520820

Deserted medieval village.

 

Thonglands SO549892

Deserted medieval village recorded as Tangelanda in 1126.  There are vague earthworks including hollow ways and ridge and furrow.

 

Thorneton SO320734

Deserted medieval village.

 

Tibeton

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Tittenley SJ647378

Former Domesday manor recorded as Titesle. It was a detached part of Cheshire until 1895.

 

Trilwardyne SJ734076

Deserted medieval village recorded as such in 1253. It is marked as a castle on the Ordnance Survey map.

 

Tugford SO553873

Deserted settlement, there are stone scatters and indistinct earthworks but their origin is debated.

 

Tunestan

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain. It was possibly the Tonstalfeld of 1412 in Poynton, High Ercal. It may have been deserted by 1086 as it was held with Poynton, collectively as a small unit.

 

Uckington SJ577097

Former Domesday manor recorded as Uchintune.

 

Udeford

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Upper Berwick SJ472160

Lost settlement within the Domesday manor of Berewic in St Mary’s Parish, Shrewsbury.Recorded as Ouere Berewyk in 1295 and Great Berwicke by 1682.

 

Upper Ledwyche SO555792

Lost Domesday manor recorded as Ledewic. It was distinct from Lower Ledwyche in Ludford.

 

Upton SJ756065

Shrunken settlement first recorded in 1248.

 

Upton Cressett SO657923

Deserted medieval village. The parish church of St Michael remains although it is now redundant.

 

Vachrige SJ330124

Lost settlement in Wollaston, recorded in different forms in 1292, including Waregregk. It may have been located near the old Welshpool Road in Great Wollaston.

 

Walcot SJ593121

Shrunken settlement recorded as Walecote in 1138.

 

Walcot SO264993

Former Domesday manor recorded as Walecote.

 

Walcot SO348849

Shrunken settlement recorded as Walecote in 1255. It is represented by Walcot Hall.

 

Walford SJ435206

Former Domesday manor recorded as Waleford.

 

Walleybourne SJ425045

Deserted settlement, possibly established pre-1066, earthworks of a moat remain.

 

Wallop SJ324076

Deserted settlement, the site is occupied by Lower Wallop Farm.

 

Wall Town SO692783

Former Domesday manor recorded as Walle.

 

Walston

Lost settlement in Worfield, recorded as Walstone in 1500. It was perhaps located near Worfield itself.

 

Walton SJ298054

Shrunken settlement recorded as Waleton in 1199. Represented by Walton Hall.

 

Walton SJ590185

Shrunken settlement recorded as Walton about 1256.

 

Walton SO466795

Shrunken settlement recorded as Waleton in 1255.

 

Walton SO637988

Shrunken settlement recorded as Waltuna in 1120.

 

Walton SO676812

Former Domesday manor recorded as Waltone.

 

Wart Hill SO401847

Lost settlement.

 

Watling Street SJ645100

Township in Wellington recorded in 1595. It covered the same area as Wellington Hay wood which was recorded in 1301, it became a manor in the 15th century.

 

Wattlesborough SJ354126

Deserted settlement recorded as Wetesburg. There were 20 families in 1300, five in 1542 and one house only in 1715. Ridge and furrow remains. The modern Wattlesborough Heath is a mile to the south of the original place.

 

Wayford SJ476037

Deserted settlement, there was a smithy by 1356. It was recorded as Weyvord in 1586.

 

Welbatch SJ459088

Former Domesday manor recorded as Huelbec, the site is a detached part of the parish.

 

Westhope SO471864

Former Domesday manor recorded as Weshope.

 

Weston SJ297276

Former Domesday manor recorded as Westune.

 

Weston SO328734

Shrunken settlement recorded in 1242.

 

Weston SO586721

Shrunken settlement recorded in 1255.

 

Weston SO598928

Shrunken settlement recorded in 1255 and in 1291 as Weston Monachorum, which reflected its position in the lands of Wenlock Priory.

 

Wheathill SO621820

Deserted settlement, earthworks of house platform remain next to the parish church.

 

Whettleton SO440821

Deserted medieval village, earthworks of hollow ways, house platforms and ridge and furrow, and two ruined cottages remain.

 

Whitfield SJ317121

Deserted settlement, there were 6 families in 1353 but this was reduced to one in 1543.

 

Whitley

Lost settlement in High Ercall, recorded as Wytleye about 1291. It was located near Walton in the parish.

 

Whittingslow SO432890

Former Domesday manor recorded as Witecheslawe.

 

Whitton SJ347091

Former Domesday manor recorded as Wibetune.

 

Wibaldewike

Lost settlement in Grinshill, recorded as such about 1255. It was part of the Shrewsbury Liberty of Grinshill.

 

Wicherley SJ588093

Deserted medieval village, there are earthworks of hollow ways and a water mill plus soil marks of possible crofts.

 

Wigley SJ370080

Deserted medieval village.

 

Wigmore SJ344112

Deserted settlement recorded as Wigemore. There are indistinct earthworks and stone scatters.

 

Wigwig SJ608015

Former Domesday manor recorded as Wigewic.

 

Wilderley SJ433016

Former Domesday manor recorded as Wildredlega, earthworks of a motte.

 

Willey SO664998

Deserted settlement located within Willey Park, the earthworks are indistinct.

 

Wilsland SJ594159

Lost settlement in High Ercall recorded as Wilsithelond about 1175.

 

Winsbury SO246981

Lost settlement, there is a jumble of earthworks which may include a fishpond, toft site and small fields.

 

Winsley SJ355077

Deserted settlement recorded as Wineslei. Winsley Hall is the sole surviving house.

 

Witchcot SO533818

Deserted medieval village, there are house platform, hollow way and possible water mill earthworks.

 

Witchley

Lost settlement near Wroxeter recorded as Wicheleye in 1292. It was located south-west of Uppington.

 

Wlferesforde

Lost manor listed in Domesday but location uncertain.

 

Wollaston SJ315140

Lost settlement, there are buried wall foundations and slight earthworks.

 

Wollerton SJ620301

Former Domesday manor recorded as Uluretone.

 

Wolverley SJ469312

Former Domesday manor recorded as Ulwardelege.

 

Womerton SO456972

Former Domesday manor recorded as Umbruntune. It had been four separate manors in Saxon times.

 

Woodcote SJ452117

Former Domesday manor recorded as Udecote.

 

Woodend SO743845

Shrunken settlement, four families lived in the settlement which had a chapel of Our Lady in the 16th century. Now represented by Woodend Farm.

 

Woodhall SJ443085

Deserted settlement recorded by 1222. There has been nothing more than a single farm since the 15th Century. Former earthworks of hollow ways and a fishpond have been destroyed, sometimes called Woodhouse.

 

Woodhouse SJ364288

Shrunken settlement recorded as Wodehus in 1255.

 

Woodhouse SJ566277

Shrunken settlement recorded as Woodhowsen in the 16th Century.

 

Woodhouse SJ590420

Shrunken settlement recorded as Wodehous in 1272. Now represented by New and Old Woodhouses.

 

Woodhouse SJ643266

Shrunken settlement recorded from 1221, represented by Woodhouse Farm.

 

Woodhouse SJ729108

Shrunken settlement recorded as La Wodehus in 1250. It is in the extreme north-west of the parish near Watling Street.

 

Woodhouse SJ824033

Shrunken settlement in Boningale, recorded as Bonycall Wodhous in 1437.

 

Woodhouse SO647771

Deserted settlement, a moat and fishpond of the 13th Century Augustinian Friary remain, the location of the settlement is unknown.

 

Woodmere SJ383152

Deserted medieval village recorded mid-13th Century as Wytmere. Located between the River Severn and Eyton Gorse about ¼ mile east of Alberbury Priory.

 

Woolston SO323244

Former Domesday manor recorded as Osulvestune.

 

Woolston SO424873

Former Domesday manor recorded as Wistanestune, which is probably a mistake as it was the name for Wistanstow itself. Woolston was Wlureston in 1209.

 

Wooton SO573735

Shrunken settlement recorded as Wodeton about 1256.

 

Wootton SJ336278

Former Domesday manor recorded as Udetone. It was later separated into Wodetona Parva and Magna by 1201.

 

Wootton SO459783

Shrunken settlement recorded as Wodeton about 1204.

 

Wootton SO770891

Shrunken settlement recorded as Wodeton in Foresta da Morf in 1255. Sometimes written as Wooton.

 

Wotherton SJ284006

Former Domesday manor recorded as Udevertune.

 

Wrentnall SJ426037

Former Domesday manor recorded as Werentenehale.

 

Wyke SJ648022

Shrunken settlement.

 

Wyke SJ730068

Shrunken settlement.

 

Wyken SO762951

Shrunken settlement.

 

Wykey SJ391249

Former Domesday manor recorded as Wiche.

 

Wytheford SJ572192

Former Domesday manor recorded as Wicford and Wideford, both with the addition of bis, which indicates there were four manors in total, two each in what are now represented by Great (Wicford) and Little (Wideford) Wytheford.

 

Yagdon SJ457193

Former Domesday manor recorded as Iagedon. The location is now Yagdon’s Lane and in the 19th Century it was Yagdens.  Near a moated site.

 

Yeaton SJ433194

Former Domesday manor recorded as Aitone.

 

Yeye SO490780

Deserted medieval village.

 

Yockleton SJ400101

Former Domesday manor recorded as Ioclehuile.

 

Yorton SJ504237

Former Domesday manor recorded as Iartune.