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Preston-le-Skerne, Elstob (Preston-le-Skerne)

This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Elstob, which was first recorded in 1242. It's name possibly derives from the old English expression for elder stub or elder tree. A number of slight earthworks are visible, but these may be the remains of 19th century farm buildings rather than the medieval village. Ridge and furrow survives nearby.

Reference number:D332
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Preston-le-Skerne


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