Keys to the Past

South Middleton (Wallington Demesne)

Aerial view of the earthwork remains of South Middleton deserted medieval village. Photo © Tim Gates.
Aerial view of the earthwork remains of South Middleton deserted medieval village. Photo © Tim Gates.

This is the site of the deserted medieval village of South Middleton. It was first recorded in 1296. The village had declined in size by the mid 17th century, and it was totally deserted by 1762. The extensive remains of the village can still be seen. The houses were laid out in a row, and the southern row of houses are well preserved. The sites of at least twelve enclosures, marked by low banks, are visible. A bank, which separates them from the open field nearby, bound them on one side. A second line of enclosures is visible to the north, at the remains of at least seven long houses. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N10588
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Wallington Demesne


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