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Record details

BCC record ID:0104000100
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Historical records of medieval village, now deserted
Grid Reference:SP 83800 18700
Parish:

ASTON ABBOTTS, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Former) VILL (Recorded 1086 11th Century - 1000 AD to 1099 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Protected status

  • Ancient Monument

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?No

Full description

BURSTON, A HAMLET, ENTERED IN DOMESDAY BOOK (B1). IT WAS REPORTED TO CARDINAL WOLSEY'S COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO ENCLOSURES (1517) THAT IN 1488, 8 PLOUGHS WERE MADE USELESS, 60 PEOPLE EVICTED, & MANOR & HAMLET CONVERTED TO SHEEP PASTURE (B12). ALSO, 4 HOUSES PULLED DOWN (B4).
Domesday entries:
In Burston Alan holds 2 hides from the Count [of Mortain]. Land for 2 ploughs; in lordship 1. 3 villagers with 1 smallholder have 1 plough. Meadow for 2 ploughs. Value 30s; when acquired 10s; before 1066, 40s. Three thanes held this land, of whom one was Earl Leofwin's man; the second a man of Young Godwin, Abbot of Westminster; the third Alfred of Wing's man; all could sell their land.
In the same village Aelmer holds 1 virgate from the Count [of Mortain]. 2 villagers. The value is and was 5s. Siward, Earl harold's man, held this land; he could sell.
In Burston Thurstan holds 1 hide from Walter [Giffard]. Land for 1 plough; it is there, with 2 smallholders and 1 slave. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 20s; when acquired 10s; before 1066, 20s. Aelfwen, a woman, held this land under Siward; she could sell.
In Burston William holds 3 virgates from Miles [Crispin]. Land for 1 plough. 3 villagers. Meadow for 1 plough. The value is and was 15s; before 1066, 20s. Oswulf, Brictic's man, held this land; he could sell.
In Burston reginald holds I hide from Thurstan [son of Rolf]. Land for 1 plough; it is there, with 2 smallholders and 1 slave. Meadow for 1 plough. Value 20s; when acquired 10s; before 1066, 20s. Aelfwen, a woman of Siward's, held this land; she could grant to whom she would. [This last entry struck through] (B16).

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: 01/01/76. BCM A/1/5/2A-3, 4A-5. SP\846201. Yes.
---Aerial Photograph: 05/02/90. BCM A14/8/32-34. SP\841188. Yes.
---Aerial Photograph: 18/10/79. CUC CLC 26. SP\841190. Yes.
---Aerial Photograph: 10/03/48. RAF 142.3165. SP\837187. Yes.
<1>Bibliographic reference: LIPSCOMB 3 PP309-310.
<4>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 2 P63; 3 PP328-9.
<5>Bibliographic reference: BERESFORD MW & HURST JG 1971 DESERTED MEDIEVAL VIL LAGES P184/ BERESFORD MW 1953 NOTES ON BUCKS DMV'.
<6>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SP 81 NW 2 (FILED).
<7>Map: 1800. MAP OF BURSTON MANOR 1800 (IN COUNTY RECORD OFFICE).
<8>Aerial Photograph: AIR PHOTO RAF MARCH 1948 142.3165 (COPY AT BCM); & INFO FROM P STEVENS, OS INSPECTOR.
<9>Bibliographic reference: FARLEY M E (BCM) MAY 1974 FIELD VISIT.
<10>Scheduling record: SCHEDULING LIST OF INSPECTORATE OF ANCIENT MONUMENTS JUNE 1966 (REVISED DECEMBER 1997) (COPY, FILED).
<11>Bibliographic reference: NELLIST E 1977 BURSTON, A DESERTED MEDIEVAL VILLAG E IN BUCKS (DURHAM UNIV BA THESIS) (COPY ON CAS F.
<12>Bibliographic reference: CHALKEY B 1985 THREE DESERTED VILLAGES IN THE VALE OF AYLESBURY (ON CAS FILE).
<14>Map: OS 1981 1:2500 MAP.
<16>Bibliographic reference: John Morris (ed). 1978. Domesday Book: Buckinghamshire. 12:12-13, 14:18, 23:25, 35:3

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  • EBC14201:

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