SK6804 : Medieval motte and deserted village, Ingarsby

taken 9 months ago, near to Houghton on The Hill, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Medieval motte and deserted village, Ingarsby
Medieval motte and deserted village, Ingarsby
The motte is in the foreground and the village on the far hillside. The connection between the two is unclear. Both are Scheduled Monuments.
Ingarsby deserted medieval village :: SK6805
This is an extensive site with well preserved earthworks allowing the extent of the village to be well understood. The village disappeared as the result of inclosures by the Abbey of Leicester in 1469, the area being given over to sheep and cattle grazing. Following the dissolution it became part of the immediate demesne of Ingarsby Hall, with the result that it was never put to plough so earthworks were never disturbed. The site is designated as a Scheduled Monument.

The village covered most of the sloping hillside to the south of the hall, an area traversed by two public bridleways giving good access to the site. There are several well defined hollow ways and a number of other lesser lanes delineating a number of tofts.

The designated area includes the moated area now occupied by the Hall and its farmyard in the north west corner of the site. To the west of Ingarsby Lane, which splits the site, is the low lying area once forming a large mill pond. The mill dam exists at the northern end of this.

The Monument also includes a small area of ridge and furrow agriculture at the southern end of the site.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 9 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6814 0488 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.2439N 0:59.6714W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6811 0484
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Castle Motte  Deserted Medieval Village  Scheduled Monument 

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