Coton, Northamptonshire (lost settlement)

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Deserted village of Coton
Lost settlement
Country England
State Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
District Daventry
Municipality Ravensthorpe
Location Around Coton Manor House
 - coordinates 52°20′30″N 1°0′45″W / 52.34167°N 1.01250°W / 52.34167; -1.01250Coordinates: 52°20′30″N 1°0′45″W / 52.34167°N 1.01250°W / 52.34167; -1.01250
Coton within Northamptonshire
Map Ref: SP673717

The lost village of Coton is located around the environs of the hamlet of Coton and Coton Manor House in the English county of Northamptonshire.[1]

History[edit]

The lost village of Coton has an entry as an independent manor in the Domesday Book of 1086.[2] Then the population was recorded as nine residents. Not much else is known after that survey about Coton until the 17th century when it was recorded that there were eight households paying the 1673 Hearth Tax. In 1791 there were 17 houses in the village. By 1839 this number had reduced to 15.

Remains Today[edit]

Coton lies entirely along today’s single street that runs through the hamlet.[3] On the western side of the street today there are no dwellings but in 1839 records show that there were six dwellings and a farm to the north of these; all have now been destroyed. Also the land between the main street and the valley below shows signs of paddocks, platforms and closes in the form of earthworks in the recent past. Unfortunately much of these earthworks have been ploughed out in recent times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ‘OS’ Explorer Map, Northampton & Market Harborough 223, ISBN 978-0-319-46396-3
  2. ^ An Inventory of Archaeological Sites in North-West Northamptonshire, (1981) HMSO, page 169. ISBN 0-11-700900-8
  3. ^ An Inventory of Archaeological Sites in North-West Northamptonshire, page 168, Fig 129 map.