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Coupland deserted medieval village (Ewart)

There has been a settlement at Coupland since at least the 13th century, when it was a member of the barony of Muschamp. A series of medieval and later documents variously record the number of taxpayers and households in the village. For example, in 1296 there were nine taxpayers and in 1377 some 29 adults were liable for the Poll Tax. Today there are no signs of the medieval village but it probably lay close to the tower and may lie partly beneath the present settlement.

Reference number:N2031
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ewart

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