Out and about in Martinsthorpe: a walk in the country

Stone, Richard
December 2011
Historian (02651076);Winter2011, Issue 112, p28
Academic Journal
The article looks at Martinsthorpe, the site of a deserted medieval village (DMV) in England. Particular focus is given to the author's experience of visiting the site and mentally reconstructing the village's appearance from evidence in the landscape. Details related to house platforms, medieval ridge and furrow ploughing techniques, and to the later history of the site are presented. Other topics include archaeological excavations of the site and possible reasons for its abandonment.


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