Keys to the Past

West Allerdean Deserted Village (Ancroft)

The modern settlement of West Allerdean only contains a few houses, but it was once a large medieval village. However, no visible remains can be seen on the ground today. Villages often shrank, or were even completely deserted, in the late medieval and early post-medieval times.

Reference number:N2296
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ancroft


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