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Bowsden medieval settlement (Bowsden)

A settlement is recorded at Bowsden from at least the late 13th century, when 12 taxpayers were listed in 1296. The settlement grew through the medieval period and was described as a large village in the early 18th century. A map of 1769 shows two rows of houses and the village plan today is similar in form and layout. The medieval village is thought to lie beneath the present settlement.

Reference number:N2385
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bowsden

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