Keys to the Past

West Thornton deserted medieval village (Hartburn)

West Thornton was once a large village. It had a manor house and a chapel and probably had two rows of houses each side of a village green. Some earthworks are all that remain of some of these buildings, but some of the stones used to build walls on the present farm may have come from the chapel or manor house. Today there is only a farm and a few cottages here.

Reference number:N10446
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; D Smith

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hartburn

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