Keys to the Past

Sweethope shrunken medieval village (Bavington)

A medieval manor is documented at Sweethope in the 13th century and in the 1296 Lay Subsidy it provided four taxpayers. A survey of 1541 refers to a castle and in the 1666 Hearth Tax six houses are listed. There are few clear traces on the ground of t

Reference number:N9549
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; B H Pritchard



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Source of Reference
Local History of Bavington


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