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Thrislington (Cornforth)

This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Thrislington. It was first recorded in 1208, when it was known as Thurstanton. It had disappeared by the 17th or 18th century, when the only building at the site was Thrislington Hall. Both the Hall and the village were excavated by archaeologists before the remains were destroyed by quarrying in the 1970s.

Before they were destroyed, the remains survived as a series of earthworks, marking the sites of houses, gardens and roads. Banks and ditches divided the land into individual plots.

Rescue excavations found the remains of several buildings, including one with a stone cellar, and the stone manor house, which was first occupied in the 11th century. A 14th century chapel and a 16th century limekiln were also recorded.

Reference number:D1104
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Cornforth


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