List of Shropshire deserted villages and lost places

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Shropshire in England is a county rich in abandoned, modified or lost settlements. This list of settlements includes deserted, lost or shrunken places in the county. They span the period from Neolithic times to 1952 when a landslip into the River Severn destroyed a large part of Jackfield, which was part of Broseley at the time. Included are Iron Age Hill Forts, Romano-British sites, Domesday Manors, Deserted Medieval Villages, Lost Settlements, Shrewsbury Medieval Suburbs and 19th century industrial settlements. They have provided homes for Shropshire people of their time, have changed in some significant way, and have left documentary and/or landscape clues to their history and, for most, their location. A brief outline of such factors is given for a large proportion of sites.

It is significant that a large proportion of Deserted Medieval Villages in the south of the county were at higher altitudes, many on the slopes of the Clee Hills. These are the highest points in Shropshire and it is likely that their medieval inhabitants were literally pushing the boundary of cultivation and occupation into ever more marginal territory. So, when the economic decline and successive crop failures of the 13th and 14th centuries occurred, these places fell into decline. Contemporary technology and farming methods did not permit their successful cultivation, so their people withdrew to sustainable locations, often lower down. As in other counties, though, considerable desertion was due to piece by piece consolidation of land into extensive tracts by single owners, often monastic, as seen for example, in the estate of Wenlock Priory which subsequently became the nucleus of the scattered Borough of Much Wenlock.

The settlements listed as Former Domesday Manors may now be represented by single buildings of the same name, although some were clearly never greater than this. The term 'lost' is used in cases where the status is uncertain, for some places they are literally lost, as the site is not known. However, for some Lost Settlements an approximate location can be given because modern features and names reflect the original position. In some of these cases the description 'lost' is used to identify original settlements whose location is known because of modern redevelopment of the area but where there is a lack of continuity in habitation. Where a site has no known name, the nearby significant place is given in brackets. Ordnance Survey grid references are given where possible. In a few cases this is for the approximate, rather than precise location.

Sources[edit]

Sources for the sites list include The Place-names of Shropshire series compiled by Margaret Gelling and published by the English Place-name Society, The Sites and Monuments Record of Shropshire Council, English Heritage National Monuments Record and the Ordnance Survey series of Explorer maps that cover the county. These are referenced against just one entry compiled from their information. Other entries are not so referenced because to do so would produce an unwieldy document, although every entry has documentary support. Additional sources are referenced where relevant.

The sites[edit]

  • Abbey Foregate SJ498125 Medieval Suburb of Shrewsbury, recorded as Biforieta about 1121, although a street it was also a district, in 1292 it was 40 acres and remained part of Condover Hundred until the 16th century when it became part of the Borough[1]
  • Abdon SO576866 Deserted Medieval Village, the parish church of St Margaret remains, the village was deserted by 1350, reoccupied by the 17th century and abandoned finally by 1793
  • Abdon Burf SO595866 Iron Age Hill Fort in Abdon, located on the slopes of Brown Clee Hill[2]
  • Acton Burnell SJ528021 Deserted Medieval Village, there are no earthworks present
  • (Acton Scott) SO458898 Romano British Villa in Acton Scott
  • Acton Piggott SJ542028 Deserted Settlement, a possible site of desertion although it is questioned
  • Acton Reynald SJ535230 Lost Settlement in Shrewsbury, recorded as Achetone in Domesday, abandoned in early 18th century to form Acton Reynald Hall and Park
  • Adlaston SO725935 Lost Settlement in Worfield, recorded as Adlaston by Bruggenorth in 1333, it was the site of The Hermitage to the south of the road from Bridgnorth to Worfield and may have been close to the River Severn, possibly at Bridgnorth Cemetery or Severn Park[3]
  • Aitone, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain[4]
  • Albright Hussey SJ501175 Deserted Settlement in Pimhill, earthworks of the Chapel of St John the Baptist and possible house platforms remain near the house[5]
  • Allcott SJ551011 Lost Settlement in Acton Burnell, it was in the Manor of Acton Pigott in the 13th century, recorded as Allescott in 1204, possibly located near Evenwood
  • Allfield SJ503071 Lost Settlement in Condover, recorded in 1172 as Aldefelde, but much shrunken by 1595, it may have been the central place in the parish until supplanted by Condover[6]
  • Amaston SJ378112 Lost Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, listed in Domesday as Embaldestune, now represented by Heath Farm, there is a ringwork of a medieval castle to the north west
  • Annscroft SJ453077 Squatter Settlement in Condover housing miners, it was recorded as Handcroft in 1833, it is located on the far west of the parish
  • Apley SJ654132 Former Domesday Berewick of Wellington, now in Hadley, much shrunken in 1672
  • Arlescott SJ653007 Deserted Medieval Village in Barrow, recorded as Edulvescot' in 1229, extensive earthworks remain including sunken route from Posenhall
  • Ashfield SO587893 Deserted Medieval Village, earthworks remain of hollow ways, building platforms, a fishpond and ridge and furrow
  • Ashford Carbonel SO525703 Shrunken Settlement, earthworks remain to the front of Ashford Court
  • (Ashford Carbonel) Romano British Villa in Ashford Carbonel
  • Ashford Jones SO528718, Lost Settlement in Ashford Carbonel, sometimes called Upper Ashford to Ashford Carbonel’s Nether Ashford, it is now represented by Ashford Manor
  • Asterhill, Lost Settlement in Worfield, recorded as Esterhull in the 13th century
  • Astley SO781855 Deserted Medieval Village in Alveley, its status is disputed and no earthworks are present
  • Astley Parva, Lost Settlement in Astley Abbotts recorded as alia (other) Estelia about 1090, also called Little Astley and, in 1429 Asteleyhome
  • Aston Botterell SO632843 Shrunken Medieval Village, the earthworks are to the north of Aston Lane
  • (Aston on Clun) SO396814 Lost settlement located to north east of Broome Road
  • (Atcham) SJ552091 Romano British Settlement and Kilns in Atcham, at its peak of production in mid-4th century[7]
  • Avochelie, Former Domesday Manor in Ruckley and Langley, it was recorded as Havekelega about 1190 and is Hawkesley by 1535, its exact site is not known although it may be in Langley Park
  • Balsam’s Heath SO546883 Deserted Settlement in Abdon, remains include dressed stone and pottery shards but no earthworks
  • Bancroft SO351794 Deserted Medieval Village in Abdon
  • Bank, The SJ465010 Enclosure in Leebotwood, close to the boundary with Dorrington
  • Barrister’s Plain SO426927 Iron Age Settlement in Church Stretton
  • (Barrow) SO653992 Deserted Settlement in Barrow, ridge and furrow present, probably post-Medieval in date
  • Baucott SO540873 Lost Settlement, perhaps to the north east of Baucott Farm
  • Baveney SO689795 Former Domesday Manor recorded as Barbingi that is also said to have been two manors in earlier (Saxon) times, probably the modern Upper and Lower Baveney
  • (Bayston Hill) SJ4950800 Deserted Medieval Village in Bayston Hill, discovered 1996 in Condover Quarry which is in the parish
  • Bearstone SJ724397 Lost Manor listed as Bardestune in Domesday
  • Beche, La SJ535051 Deserted Medieval Village in Pitchford, recorded as such about 1212
  • Belswardyne SJ6033033 Former Domesday Manor recorded as Belleurdine, now represented by Belswardyne Hall
  • Belton SJ52840 Deserted Medieval Village in Whitchurch, very limited earthworks remain to south of Belton Farm
  • Benthall SJ394139 Former Domesday Manor in Alberbury with Cardeston, recorded as Benehale, not to be confused with Benthall near Broseley, a chapel at SJ394139 was recorded in 1222, now represented by Benthall Farm
  • Berelawe SJ342107 Lost Settlement in Westbury, close to the former station, now represented by the field name Brierleys, a small ringwork exists on the highest part of the site
  • Berley, Lost Settlement in Wollaston, recorded as Berlee in 1289, possibly sited at SJ317141 which is a field called Beverley
  • Berth, The SJ430236 Iron Age Hill Fort in Baschurch, it may also have served as a Romano British Fort
  • Berwick Maviston SJ540105 Former Domesday Manor, recorded as Berewic, now represented by Berwick Grove, in existence in 1752 but abandoned by 1808 due to the extension of Attingham Hall Park
  • Besford SJ551250 Lost Manor in Moreton Corbet, listed in Domesday as Betford
  • Beslow SJ580087 Former Domesday manor, recorded as Beteslawe
  • Betchcott SO437985 Deserted Medieval Village in Smethcott, recorded in 1253, a chapel existed in the 16th century, the site is represented now by Middle Betchcott Farm
  • Betton Abbots SJ515079 Lost Manor listed with Betton Strange as part of the Domesday Manor of Betune, it was owned by Shrewsbury Abbey soon after 1086 and was Betton Parva by 1200, much shrunken by 1698
  • Betton Alkmere SJ505090 Deserted Settlement in Berrington, located to the west of Betton Strange, earthworks include a moated site, hollow ways and house platforms
  • Betton in Hales SJ692370 Former Domesday Manor listed as Baitune
  • Betton Strange SJ507093 Lost Manor listed with Betton Abbots as part of the Domesday Manor of Betune, it was a separate manor by mid-12th century, it was called Little Betton in 1675
  • (Bettws y Crwyn) SO178819 Enclosure in Bettws y Crwyn, north east of Rhyd y cwm[8]
  • Billingsley SO705855 Shrunken Settlement at what is today the site of the chapel, Hall Farm and a few other buildings, the modern settlement is almost a mile to the south
  • Billings Ring SO370879 Iron Age Hill Fort in Lydbury North
  • Binweston SJ301041 Shrunken Settlement in Worthen with Shelve, recorded as Binneweston in 1255
  • Birches Bank SO276867 Iron Age Promontory Fort in Mainstone, south of the village
  • Bishton SJ804018 Former Domesday Manor in Boningale, listed as Bispetone, represented by Bishton Manor
  • Bitterley SO571771 Deserted Medieval Village, changes in the routes of roads through the village in Norman times led to the isolation of the original site which was subsequently abandoned, the parish church and manor house remain
  • Blakemoorflat SJ374008 in Worthen with Shelve, abandoned early 19th century mining settlement inhabited by squatters, believed to be associated with the Snailbeach Lead Mine, two ruined cottages and outbuildings with enclosed fields remain
  • Blakemoorgate SJ374011 in Worthen with Shelve, abandoned 19th century mining settlement inhabited by squatters, there were five cottages by 1881, they were abandoned in the 1960s
  • Blakeway SO595994 Deserted Settlement in Harley, recorded as Blakewey in 1222, possibly one of four pre-1066 Manors in the parish, also considered to be a possible Romano British site
  • Blodwell Rock Camp SJ267229 in Llanymynech and Pant, Iron Age Hill Fort
  • Bobaston, Lost Settlement in Tibberton, recorded as Bobberson Field in 1682
  • Bockleton SO578834 Lost Settlement in Stoke St Milborough, dressed stone foundations found in fields near Bockleton Court
  • Bodbury Ring SO444448 Earthwork in Church Stretton
  • Bog, The SO357978 Abandoned industrial settlement in Worthen with Shelve, adjacent to Victorian mine complex on western flank of the Stiperstones Ridge, the school building survives as a visitor centre
  • Bold SO640848 Lost Settlement in Aston Botterell, recorded as a chapel in 1271 but removed by 1534
  • Bolebec, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Bomere Bank SJ500080 Iron Age Hill Fort in Bayston Hill
  • Boreton SJ513077 Former Domesday Manor listed as Burtune, possibly located south east of Boreton Farm, which was the only building by 1841
  • Bosle, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Bowgate Lost Settlement in Munslow, recorded as Bodyate in 1667, it is probably to be identified with Trow Brook hamlet in the north east of Thonglands
  • Bradley SO616816 Deserted Settlement in Wheathill, indistinct earthworks include possible house platforms and some ridge and furrow
  • Braggington SJ336139 Lost Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, a small defended hamlet recorded late 13th century but abandoned by mid-17th century
  • Bratton SJ637142 Former Domesday Manor in Wrockwardine, listed as Brochetone
  • Bridewick, Lost Settlement in Shifnal, recorded as Brydewyk in 1346
  • Bridgwalton SO687927 Shrunken Settlement in Morville, recorded as Waltona in 1165
  • Broadward SO394768 Shrunken Settlement in Clungunford, located near the River Clun
  • Brockleton SO570830 Deserted Medieval Village in Stoke St Milborough
  • (Bromfield) SO483774 Romano British Camp in Bromfield[9]
  • Bromfield Parva Lost settlement in Bromfield created with Muchelbromfeld out of the Domesday Manor of Bromfelde by 1285 when it is first recorded
  • Brompton SJ540079 Former Domesday Manor in Berrington, recorded as Brantune, earthworks remain at Upper Brompton Farm, prehistoric cropmarks are also found in the fields to the west and south west
  • Bromwich SJ319254 Deserted Medieval Village in Oswestry Rural, sparse earthworks include that of a sunken way, now represented by Bromwich Park
  • Broncroft SO546866 Lost Settlement close to the 19th-century castle which replaced a 14th-century building
  • Bronrotpol SJ316126 Lost Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, recorded in 1353, now represented by Plas y Court Farm, some researchers place the settlement at SJ313134 and refer to it as Bulthey
  • Brookhampton SO567898 Deserted Medieval Village in Abdon, clearly marked earthworks of house platforms, a fishpond and ridge and furrow remain
  • Broom SJ379317 Former Domesday Manor in Ellesmere Rural, recorded as Bruma
  • Broomcroft SJ568010 Lost Settlement in Kenley, recorded in 1204 with common fields but abandoned by 1363
  • Broome SO525981 Deserted Medieval Village in Cardington, recorded as Brame in Domesday, extensive stone foundations exist, not to be confused with Broome to the south east of Aston on Clun
  • Broughton SJ497242 Former Domesday Manor comprising 2 estates, recorded as Burtune and Burtone in 1086, now represented by Broughton Farm
  • Buchehale, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Burcot SJ622111 Lost Settlement in Wrockwardine, recorded as a Berewick of Wrockwardine about 1285 but abandoned by early 18th century
  • Burf Castle SO762908 Iron Age Hill Fort in Claverley
  • Burfield SO264803 Deserted Medieval Village in Clun
  • Burford SO585682 Lost Settlement, recorded as a Borough founded in 1265 but earthworks are inconclusive and may be of a field system
  • Burgs, The SJ088489 Iron Age Hill Fort in Bayston Hill, 2.1 hectares in area, some encroachment by modern housing
  • Burley SO478814 Deserted Medieval Village in Culmington, clearly marked earthworks, house platforms and sunken ways exist
  • (Burlington) Romano British Temporary Camp in Sheriffhales, located beside Watling Street[10]
  • Burnhull Lost Settlement in Stoke upon Tern, recorded in 1155, perhaps near the parish boundary
  • Burrow Hill Camp SO383831 Iron Age Hill Fort in Hopesay, used during the Roman period, hut circles inside the fort have been excavated
  • Burtone, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Bury Ditches SO327837 Iron Age Hill Fort in Lydbury North, 7 acres in extent, strongly fortified
  • Bury Walls SJ576275 Iron Age Hill Fort in Weston under Redcastle, extensive remains, intensively researched site
  • Buttery SJ688171 Former Domesday Manor in Edgmond, recorded as Buterel
  • Bwlch y Gwynt SJ260246 Iron Age Hill Fort in Oswestry Rural
  • Caerbre SO242961 Bronze Age Enclosure in Chirbury with Brompton, shown by cropmarks as lying within, although seemingly independent of Calcot Camp, interpreted as a round barrow by some researchers
  • Caer Caradoc Camp SO476953 Iron Age Hill Fort in All Stretton, 2.6 hectare area, complex earthworks on crown of the hill
  • Caer Caradoc SO310757 Iron Age Hill Fort in Clun, to the south west of Chapel Lawn
  • Caer Din Ring SO239851 Iron Age Hill Fort in Newcastle on Clun
  • Calcot Camp SO273959 Iron Age Hill Fort in Chirbury with Brompton, sometimes called Caerbre although that name is now applied to a different scheduled site at SO242961
  • Calcott Moss SJ448140 Deserted Settlement in Bicton, crofts and closes in existence in 19th century are now lost
  • Callow Hill SJ384048 Iron Age Hill Fort in Minsterley, now covered in trees
  • Calverhall SJ602372 Former Domesday manor in Ightfield, recorded as Cavrahalle in 1086, it was Corrar in 1843 and associated with the Parish of Prees, earthworks of a curved way and house platforms remain
  • Cantereyne, Lost Settlement in High Ercall, recorded as Canreysmulne in 1327, it was probably sited at Cantreyne Watermill
  • Cantlop SO523058 Former Domesday Manor in Berrington, recorded as Cantelop
  • Cantreyn SO713941 Shrunken Settlement in Astley Abbots, located near Cantern Brook
  • Castell Bryn Amlwg SO167847 Lost Settlement in Bettws y Crwyn, south east of Anchor
  • Castle Ditches SO354759 Lost Settlement in Bedstone
  • Castle Foregate SJ495133 Medieval Suburb of Shrewsbury outside the town walls, recorded as Northforiete about 1175
  • Castle Idris SO240824 Iron Age or Romano British Settlement in Clun, earthworks include a ditch, bank and building platforms, the site is at the summit of the hill
  • Castle Ring SO402868 Iron Age Hill Fort in Edgton
  • Castle Ring SO455977 Early Iron Age Defended Settlement in Ratlinghope
  • Castle Ring SJ315006 Iron Age Hill Fort in Worthen with Shelve, close to boundary with Chirbury with Brompton
  • Castle Ring SJ373011 Iron Age Hill Fort in Worthen with Shelve, on the Stiperstones Ridge near Crows Nest Farm
  • Catsley SO725796 Former Domesday Manor in Kinlet, recorded as Cateschesleie, now represented by Catsley Farm where there are two enclosures and a ring ditch
  • Caurtune, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain, perhaps at SO402856, possibly recorded in 1323 in nearby Edgton when that place was recorded as Edgton juxta Caurwood, the site is perhaps near Lower or Upper Carwood
  • Caus SJ338078 Lost settlement in Westbury, the castle was built on the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort, the Lost Borough of Caus lay to the north and west of the castle
  • Caynham Camp SO545737 Iron Age Hill Fort in Caynham
  • Charlcotte SO638861 Former Domesday Manor, recorded as Cerlecote
  • Charlton, Former Domesday Manor in Shawbury, recorded as Cerletone, its precise location is unknown but possibly between Shawbury and Moreton Corbet. It was identified as Charlton Grange in the 19th century
  • Chelmick SO468914 Former Domesday Manor in Hope Bowdler, recorded as Elmundewic
  • Cheneltone, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Chesthill Former Domesday Manor perhaps near the boundary of Moreton Say and Stoke upon Tern, recorded as Cestulle and Cesdille in 1086 when there were two manors, possibly now represented by Stoke Grange and Tern Hill, they were combined into one manor at a later date
  • Chinbaldescote, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Chipnall SJ727315 Former Domesday Manor in Cheswardine, recorded as Ceppecanole
  • (Chirbury with Brompton) SJ282022 Deserted Settlement near Marton in the parish, no earthworks at the site which is near Providence House
  • Chorley SO692834 Shrunken Settlement represented today by Chorley Hall, the settlement moved half a mile east to the present village
  • Choulton SO378883 Former Domesday Manor in Lydbury North, recorded as Cautune
  • (Church Stretton) SO416893 Deserted Settlement in Church Stretton, possible site of the 'Church in the Dale' dating to Saxon times, located east of Prior Halt, no earthworks remain
  • Clee, Lost Place which was perhaps divided into Clee St Margaret, Cleestanton and Stoke St Milborough, possibly about the time of Domesday when the first two of the three were called Clee, i.e. without a suffix
  • Clee Burf SO594843 Iron Age Hill Fort where the parish boundaries of Burwarton, Clee St Margaret and Stoke St Milborough meet, much has been quarried away
  • Cleestanton SO574792 Deserted Medieval Village in Stoke St Milborough
  • (Clun) SO302788 Lost settlement in Clun to the west of Pen y wern
  • (Clun) SO290785 Lost settlement in Clun, south of Rockhill
  • (Clun) SO262856 Deserted Medieval Village in Clun, English Heritage query its status
  • (Clun) SO249826 Iron Age or Romano British Settlement in Clun, an enclosure with banks and ditch, domestic artefacts have been found at the site
  • (Clunbury) SO351794 Deserted Medieval Village, it is debated by English Heritage whether or not this is the site of a settlement that had a church
  • Coates, The SO587908 Shrunken Settlement in Holdgate, recorded as Cote in 1188, it has been in Stanton Long parish since 1884
  • Coats SO526926 Shrunken Settlement in Rushbury, recorded as Cotes in 1200, there was a moated house at the site
  • Coed y Gaer SJ232289 Iron Age Hill Fort in Oswestry Rural
  • Coldgreene SO596820 Lost Settlement in Wheathill, no earthworks remain
  • Cold Weston SO552830 Deserted Medieval Village in Clee St Margaret, the parish church of St Mary remains although it has been converted into a house, by 1341 just two families lived in the village, house platforms, hollow ways and field systems remain
  • Coleham SJ497123 Medieval Suburb of Shrewsbury, recorded as such about 1182
  • Colehurst SJ662314 Former Domesday Manor in Sutton on Tern, recorded as Corselle, seemingly now represented by Colehurst Manor whose grid reference is given here. There is a lesser possibility that it lay between Chetwynd and Hinstock
  • Colemere SJ433327 Former Domesday Manor in Ellesmere, recorded as Colesmere
  • Colstey Bank SO305841 Lost settlement in Clun
  • (Condover) SJ495054 Shrunken Settlement in Condover, to south of Cound Brook, there is debate as to whether the earthworks are the remains of an early settlement or of buildings associated with the 19th century Workhouse that stood on the nearby bank
  • Corfham SO525850 Former Domesday Manor in Diddlebury, recorded as Corfan, the site of Corfham Castle is known, whether some of the earthworks are of the medieval village is disputed
  • Corfield SO570920 Deserted Medieval Village in Stanton Long, recorded as Corfhull in 1272, the site is near Corfield Farm and consists of earthworks and hollow ways, it is referred to as Corfville in some modern records, the suffixes –field and –ville in place-names were often interchangeable in Medieval times
  • Costeford, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Coston SO386803 Former Domesday Manor in Clunbury, recorded as Cozetune
  • Cotes, Shrunken Settlement in All Stretton, recorded as such in 1262, now represented by Cote House
  • Cothercote SJ420016 Former Domesday Manor in Church Pulverbatch, recorded as Cotardicote, it became a Grange of Haughmond Abbey
  • Coton SJ531349 Former Domesday Manor in Wem, recorded as Cote
  • Coton SJ294283 Shrunken Settlement in Oswestry, named Weston Coton in the 17th century to show its subsidiary status to Weston at SJ297276
  • Coton, Medieval Suburb of Shrewsbury, recorded as Cotes about 1175
  • Cotton upon Tern SJ631278 Former Domesday Manor in Stoke upon Tern, recorded as Ludecote
  • Cound SJ561053 Lost Settlement close to Cound Hall with house platforms, perhaps abandoned prior to the building of the hall
  • (Cound) Temporary Roman Camp in Cound, accessible from Watling Street South, the Roman road from Wroxeter to Leintwardine in Herefordshire
  • Coxall Knoll SO365734 Iron Age Hill Fort on the boundary of Bucknell and Buckton and Coxall in Herefordshire, 3.4 hectares in extent, 3 ramparts
  • (Cressage) SJ588044 Lost Settlement in Cressage, close to St Sampson chapel, the earthworks are probably crofts and tofts
  • Cresse, La Lost Settlement in Leebotwood, recorded as such in 1255, it was a Grange of Haughmond Abbey at the Smethcott boundary in Longnor Park in the parish, perhaps near SJ470010
  • Cresswell SO375767 Deserted Settlement in Hopton Castle, possible remains of a fishpond
  • Criddon SO666912 Shrunken Settlement in Chetton, earthworks include platforms, hollow ways and ridge and furrow
  • Crowsnest Dingle SJ375013 Abandoned mining settlement in Worthen with Shelve, inhabited by squatters who worked at the Stiperstones mines
  • (Cruckton) Romano British Villa in Pontesbury, located near the Roman road from Wroxeter to Forden Gaer in Powys
  • Cudsons, Lost Settlement in Sheriffhales, recorded as Cutthestonam in 1172, it probably adjoined Watling Street between Burlington and Burlaughton
  • (Culmington) SO491812 Iron Age or Romano British Settlement in Culmington, cropmarks show a single ditched enclosure
  • Darvill Grange SJ503137 Lost Settlement in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, recorded as Grangia de Derefeld in 1256, it was the Medieval Deer Park outside the town to the east of Castle Foregate
  • Derrington SO607908 Lost Settlement, located at Derrington Manor Farm where fields to the east have house platforms and hollow ways
  • Detton SO667797 Deserted Medieval Village in Neen Savage, recorded as Dodintone in Domesday, Detton Hall, the manor house remains
  • Deuxhill SO696872 Deserted Settlement, its status as a Deserted Medieval Village is questioned by English Heritage, the parish church and a number of homes remain
  • Digbeth SO788937 Shrunken Settlement in Claverley, recorded as Digbath in 1549
  • Dingle Mill SJ297107 Lost Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, earthworks are of a rectangular moated site
  • Dinthill SJ429127 Former Domesday Manor in Bicton, recorded as Duntone
  • Ditches, The SO56944 Iron Age Hill Fort on boundary of Easthope and Shipton, located at Mogg Forest, recorded as Wynbury Castle in 1730s
  • Ditherington SJ497138 Squatter Settlement in Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, sited in the town brickfields, it appears to have been first mentioned in 1802
  • (Ditton Priors) SO643900 Deserted Settlement in Ditton Priors, earthworks include hollow ways and field system
  • Dodington Former Domesday Manor near Whitchurch, recorded as Dodetune, the precise location is uncertain
  • Domas SJ594008 Lost Settlement in Harley, one of the four manors in the parish before 1066
  • Donington SJ816050 Deserted Settlement in Donington, the status of this site is questioned by English Heritage
  • Dothill SJ648130 Shrunken Settlement in Wellington, located at Dothill Park, perhaps one of the five Berewicks of Wellington in Domesday, by 1626 only one house remained, it has been resettled in recent times
  • Downton SO580800 Deserted Medieval Village in Stoke St Milborough, it is regarded as a possible deserted site by English Heritage
  • Dudmaston SO745887 Lost settlement in Quatt, replaced by Dudmaston Hall which was built on the site of the Manor House
  • Dudston SO244975 Former Domesday Manor in Chirbury, recorded as Dudestune
  • (Duncote Farm) SJ577112 Roman site in Wroxeter and Uppington, trapezoidal enclosure that is possibly the site of market gardens supplying Viroconium, later replaced by a Romano British Settlement, there are also signs of a Romano British Temporary Camp which predated the settlement
  • Earls Ditton SO629756 Former Domesday Manor in Hopton Wafers, recorded as Dodentune, it may originally have been combined in a single estate with nearby Doddington, also in Hopton Wafers
  • Earls Hill SJ409048 Iron Age Hill Fort in Pontesbury, a well evaluated site
  • Earnwood SO725803 Lost Manor in Kinlet, to its east, inhabited in 1565 when its burgage rentals were listed with rentals in Kinlet
  • Eastridge SJ390028 Abandoned mining settlement in Pontesbury, inhabited by squatters who worked at the Victorian Mines at the Stiperstones, the grid reference is for Eastridge Wood
  • Eaton Mascott SJ538059 Former Domesday Manor in Berrington, recorded as Etune
  • (Eaton under Heywood) SO531906 Iron Age Settlement, detected as crop marks
  • Ebury Hillfort SJ546164 Iron Age Hill Fort in Loppington, west of Haughton
  • Edenhope SO158887 Former Domesday Manor in Mainstone, recorded as Etenehope, now represented by Upper Edenhope, which is one mile west of Lower Edenhope, the other side of Offa’s Dyke
  • Edgeley SJ557402 Former Domesday Manor in Whitchurch, recorded as Edeslai
  • (Edgmond) SJ721190 Romano British Settlement in Edgmond, located at Edgmond Hall, material found in the area included tesserae and pottery, it is argued that this material was washed down from a higher site
  • Edstaston SO519319 Former Domesday Manor in Wem, recorded as Stanestune
  • Egerton SO605814 Deserted Medieval Village in Wheathill, recorded in 1256 with the last reference in 1573, extensive earthworks show hollow ways and large platforms
  • Emstrey SJ526105 Former Domesday Manor in Atcham, recorded as Eiminstre which indicates a minster church on an island, presumably related in some way to the River Severn, although nothing remains of a church and the island was probably a raised area in marshes by the river
  • Estone, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Eton, Former Domesday Manor in Pitchford, later called Little Eton, perhaps to differentiate it from Eaton Mascott nearby in Berrington, the precise site is uncertain
  • Eudon Burnell SO699893 Former Domesday Manor in Chetton, perhaps originally (Saxon) part of one estate with Eudon Gorge, they were separate by the time of Domesday and in the 17th century were referred to as Nether and Over Eudon
  • Eudon George SO689890 Former Domesday Manor in Chetton, recorded as Eldone, perhaps originally part of a single estate with Eudon Burnell, as the Domesday name is shared, with the addition of 'bis' to differentiate it
  • Ewyke, Lost Settlement in Worfield, recorded as Ewyk in the 13th century
  • Eyton SJ377140 Former Domesday Manor in Alberbury with Cardeston, recorded as Etune
  • Eyton SJ441229 Former Domesday Manor in Baschurch, recorded as Hetone
  • Faintree SO662890 Former Domesday Manor in Chetton, recorded as Faventrei, by 1595 it was Overfayntry, now represented by Faintree Hall
  • Farley SJ388080 Lost Domesday Manor in Pontesbury, recorded as Fernelege, in 1908 it was Fairley
  • Farmcote SO785913 Deserted Settlement in Claverley, the site is at Lower Beobridge although there is debate whether it should be elsewhere locally
  • Fenemere SJ445230 Former Domesday Manor in Baschurch, recorded as Finemer, now represented by Lower Fenemere Farm
  • Fertecote, Lost Settlement in Munslow, recorded as Fertecota about 1090, its location is unknown, it is only mentioned twice in documents
  • Ford in Alberbury SJ380135 former Township in Ford and Alberbury with Cardeston, the Township was larger than the parish of Ford and extended westward into neighbouring Alberbury
  • Forton SJ430161 Former Domesday Manor in Montford, recorded as Fordune, it was by the ford across the River Severn also found in the Montford name and was replaced by Montford Bridge
  • Fouswardine, SO675856 Former Domesday Manor in Sidbury, recorded as Fuloordie, represented in 1902 by Fouswardine Coppice
  • Foxall, Lost Settlement in Claverley, recorded in 1323 as Foxhale[11]
  • Frankwell SJ487128 Medieval Suburb of Shrewsbury, recorded as Frankevilla in early 13th century, possibly a trading place with some form of tax relief
  • Fron SO250827 Iron Age Hill Fort in Newcastle on Clun
  • Gesenok, Lost Settlement in Cockshutt, recorded as Gesnok' in 1280, it is probable the settlement had its own field system, it was located to the north west of Kenwick Township in the parish[12]
  • Gippols SO582997 Lost Settlement in Kenley, first recorded in 1271 with two houses remaining in 1841 but only one now
  • Golding SJ545035 Former Domesday Manor in Cound, recorded as Goldene, some ridge and furrow and half timbering in the hall and cottages but no earthworks are visible
  • Gonsal SJ480041 Lost Settlement, Gonsal Farm occupies its likely site
  • Gorham SO282753, Lost Settlement in Clun and Stowe, house platforms and hollow ways are visible plus the site of a church and its burial yard, it is located at Five Turnings
  • Gravenhunger SJ743426 Former Domesday Manor in Woore, recorded as Gravehungre
  • Great Oxenbold SO593919 Deserted Medieval Village on boundary of Monkhopton and Stanton Long, it was a Domesday Manor recorded as Oxibola, the homes were ordered to be demolished in 1250 but the site was inhabited until the 16th century, the remains include a significant fishpond dam and earthworks of house platforms and hollow ways. The site was owned by Wenlock Priory which built the existing house
  • Gretton SO517948 Former Domesday Manor in Cardington, probably represented by the Manorial Earthworks marked on modern Ordnance Survey maps
  • Halfway House SJ339116 Squatter Settlement in Westbury, named for its position on the road from Shrewsbury to Welshpool, it is situated near Marsh (Marche) and Wigmore in the parish
  • Halston SJ415078 Shrunken Settlement in Pontesbury, by the 17th century there remained just the present farm
  • Halstune or Haustune, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Hampton Loade SO747864 Lost settlement in Quatford, there are curved and rectilinear enclosures visible
  • Hangster’s Gate, Deserted Settlement in Willey, recorded as Henstreys Gate in 1538 it was near a coaching inn on the boundary with Barrow, it was depopulated in 1818 to improve the view from Willey Hall
  • Harcourt SJ570250 Former Domesday Manor in Stanton upon Hine Heath, recorded as Harpecote
  • Hargrave SJ319103 Shrunken Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, one farm only remained by 1540, a pond and field systems are intact
  • Harnage SJ569022 Shrunken Settlement, most houses in the hamlet appear to have been removed when Harnage Grange of Buildwas Abbey was built in 1232, there was a separate settlement at SJ567044, recorded as Hernegia in 1232 and Kinges Harnedge in 1665, which differentiated it from the settlement at Harnage Grange
  • Harness, Lost Settlement in Atcham, recorded as Hernys in 1534
  • Hatton SO468903 Lost Settlement in Eaton under Heywood, recorded as Hetton in 1167
  • Hatton SJ766044 Former Domesday Manor in Shifnal, recorded as Etone, now represented by Hatton Grange
  • Haughmond Hill Hillfort SJ537138 Iron Age Hill Fort in Uffington,[13] there is a possibility it was never completed
  • Haughton SJ553165 Former Domesday Manor in Upton Magna, recorded as Haustone, it is sited in a long tongue of Upton Magna that projects into Uffington and High Ercall
  • Hawcocks Mount SJ349077 Lost Settlement in Westbury, possible the forerunner of Caus Castle and Borough, remains of ridge and furrow with ramparts and ditches
  • Hayes SJ350154 Deserted Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, the 17 messuages and 6 cottages of 1379 were abandoned between 1516 and 1532, Lower Hayes Farm remains at the site, some researchers identify Hayes with La Hope, recorded in early 13th century as in the field of Loton, Hayes was a property in Loton
  • Hayford SJ364103 Shrunken Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, perhaps at its greatest extent in 1281 there were only a mill and farm on the site although it is suggested there was a hamlet here in earlier times
  • Hayteley Lost Settlement in Battlefield, recorded in 1406 as Hayteleyfeld, it may be the original name for Battlefield, which is at SJ513173
  • Heath SO557857 Deserted Medieval Village, its Norman chapel, which was daughter to Stoke St Milborough, remains along with extensive earthworks of house platforms, hollow ways, fishponds and ridge and furrow
  • Heath Road SJ552394 Romano British Settlement in Whitchurch Rural, located to the south of Mediolanum, it extended both sides of the modern dual carriageway
  • Heathway SJ282035 Deserted Settlement in Chirbury with Brompton, no earthworks visible, recorded as Marton juxta Hathewildeford in the 13th century which gave rise to its other name of Martonbeach
  • Hem Ring SJ356057 Iron Age Hill Fort in Westbury, it appears to have been small, its use was probably extended into the Roman period, some researchers claim it as the site of the Former Domesday Manor of Rea
  • Henley SO452883 Shrunken Settlement in Acton Scott, recorded in 1255 as Hennel
  • Henley SO543764 Lost Domesday Manor in Bitterley, recorded as Hanelau
  • Henley SO688943 Shrunken Settlement in Tasley, recorded in 1143 as Henneleg'
  • Hibrihteselle, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Hidesland, Lost Settlement in High Ercall, recorded as Hideslonde in 1179
  • Higford SJ754007 Former Domesday Manor in Stockton, recorded as Huchefor
  • High Hatton SJ611248 Former Domesday Manor in Stanton upon Hine Heath, recorded as Hetune
  • Hinwood Shrunken Settlement in Pontesbury, recorded as Hynewud' in 1262, it later became a squatter settlement for 18th century miners working in the local lead mines
  • Hisland SJ317272 Deserted Medieval Village in Oswestry Rural, there is debate whether the earthworks at Hisland Farm are those of a settlement or a former waterway system
  • Hobendrid SO309766 Possible Former Domesday Manor in Clun, recorded as Edretehope, which may refer to its Domesday owner Edric the Wild, the grid reference is approximate
  • Hockleton SJ274301 Possible Former Domesday Manor, recorded as Elchiltun
  • Holdgate SO563894 Deserted Medieval Village in Abdon, the church, castle ruins and a farmhouse remain along with house platforms, hollow ways and ridge and furrow
  • Hollicot SJ439008 Deserted Settlement in Smethcott, the site is in Pease Lane, earthworks of ridge and furrow plus stone scatters
  • Hollies, The SJ378991 Abandoned mining settlement in Ratlinghope, inhabited by squatters who worked at the Stiperstones mines
  • Holt Preen SO535966 Shrunken Settlement in Church Preen, recorded as Parva Prona in 1255, located near Holt Coppice, Holt Preen is now in Cardington parish
  • Hopton SJ593267 Former Domesday Manor in Hodnet, recorded as Holtune
  • (Hopton Castle) SO368776 Iron Age or Romano British Settlement in Hopton Castle, a cropmark shows a rectangular enclosure
  • Hoptongate Enclosure SO527806 Iron Age Hill Fort in Stanton Lacy
  • Horton SJ683145 Former Domesday Manor in Preston upon the Weald Moors, recorded as Hortune, now in Hadley
  • Horton, Lost Settlement in Ellesmere, recorded only once, in 1284
  • Horton SJ439115 Lost Settlement in Shrewsbury, now represented as Hortonlane Farm at Bicton
  • Horton SJ490298 Former Domesday Manor in Wem, recorded as Hortune
  • Hothales SO535995 Deserted Settlement in Ruckley and Langley, much building stone remains although the possible earthworks are indistinct
  • Howle SJ691234 Former Domesday Manor in Chetwynd, recorded as Hugle
  • Hudwick SO630927 Deserted Settlement in Monkhopton, there are building foundations but no earthworks
  • Humphreston SJ816050 Deserted Medieval Village, indistinct earthworks remain, possibly including house platforms
  • Hundeslit SJ470045 Former Domesday Manor that was renamed Stapleton, it contains Lyth, the hill to the north that also gave its name to Great and Little Lyth, and Lythwood in Condover
  • Huntington SO537710 Former Domesday Manor in Little Wenlock, recorded as Hantenetune
  • Idsall SJ744072 Shrunken Settlement in Shifnal, Idsall is the alternative name for the Domesday Manor of Shifnal, it is believed that this area of the medieval town was abandoned about the time of the 1590 fire which destroyed many buildings across Shifnal, including the current built up zone
  • Ingardine SO628814 Deserted Medieval Village in Farlow, earthworks include hollow ways and possible toft sites, the site is west of Lower Ingardine Farm, it was a Domesday Manor recorded as Ingewyrthe
  • Isombridge SJ611138 Former Domesday Manor in Rodington, recorded as Asnebruge
  • Jackfield SJ685031 Shrunken Riverside Settlement in The Gorge, many houses destroyed by a landslip in 1952 when Jackfield was part of Broseley
  • Kempseye, Lost Place in Coleham, Shrewsbury, recorded as Kenteshee in 1394, the location is not known
  • Kempton SO360830 Former Domesday Manor in Clunbury recorded as Chenpitune, it is now represented by the hamlet of the same name
  • Kenwick SJ417305 Deserted Settlement in Cockshutt, there are few remains of any form apart from ridge and furrow
  • Kingsland SJ485120 Medieval Suburb of Shrewsbury, recorded as Chingesland in 1155, it is said to have belonged to William the Conqueror along with the Royal Manor of Meole Brace
  • Kingsnordley SO774877 Deserted Settlement in Alveley, there are no apparent remains
  • Kinlet SO711911 Shrunken Settlement, the houses by the parish church were moved south to the cross roads at the Eagle and Serpent Inn at SO716803 in 1729 when Kinlet Hall was built
  • Kinson SO577823 Deserted Medieval Village in Stoke St Milborough, recorded as Ekinestaneston in 1255, hollow ways and platforms remain, the settlement was sited between present day Kinson Cottage and Farm
  • Knowl SJ731084 Lost Place in Shifnal, the Vill was recorded in 1185 but little remains apart from some indistinct ridge and furrow
  • Kynaston SJ354202 Lost Domesday Manor in Kinnerley, recorded as Chiremerestun
  • Lack SO266938 Former Domesday Manor in Chirbury with Brompton, it is not referred to again until the 19th century when Lack and Lack Sarn stood on either side of the Churchstoke to Newtown road on the boundary of Shropshire and Montgomeryshire, the name is Saxon lacu, a watercourse which is probably the boundary stream which flows into Caebitra Brook
  • Lackstone SO573798 Deserted Settlement in Stoke St Milborough, there is some debate amongst researchers about its status as there are no earthworks or buildings in the area
  • Lacon SJ539326 Former Domesday Manor in Wem, recorded as Lach, represented by Upper and Lower Lacon and Lacon Hall
  • Lai, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Lake SJ371069 Deserted Settlement in Westbury, there were five families in 1384, the site is located near Lake House which is just a few yards from Asterley in Pontesbury
  • Langley SO488803 Deserted Medieval Village in Stanton Lacy, limited earthworks remain
  • Langley SJ539002 Former Domesday Manor in Ruckley and Langley, recorded as Languelege, it had a chapel, hall and several houses in more recent times
  • Larden SO568933 Deserted Medieval Village in Shipton, recorded as Leuerdon' Prioris in 1167, the settlement is located at Larden Hall at Nether (or Lower) Larden but consists of indistinct earthworks, Over Larden was probably at Upper Barn and was last recorded in 1508 as Over Laverden, Prioris indicates Larden’s links with Wenlock Priory[14]
  • Lawley SJ668086 Former Domesday Manor in Wellington, recorded as Lauelei
  • Lawley Hill SO504986 Iron Age Hill Fort in Longnor
  • Lawton SO512838 Lost Settlement in Diddlebury, there are few documents referring to the settlement and no identifiable earthworks
  • (Lea) Romano British Villa in Pontesbury, located near Rea Brook
  • Leaton SJ468185 Former Domesday Manor in Pimhill, recorded as Letone
  • (Leebotwood) SO470986 Deserted Medieval Village in Leebotwood
  • (Leighton) Romano British Fort and Temporary Camp in Leighton and Eaton Constantine
  • (Leighton) SJ613054 Deserted Settlement in Leighton and Eaton Constantine, the possibility of desertion at this site has not been validated
  • (Leighton) SJ628049 Deserted Settlement in Leighton and Eaton Constantine, site of a farm, no earthworks visible. The two Leighton sites are close together and are listed in two sources with scant accompanying details, they may be a single unit
  • Leonardslee, Lost Settlement in Shifnal, recorded as Leye Leonardi about 1225, it is probable there was an area named Leye which gave its name to several places including Malinslee, Priorslee, Little Ley and Leonardslee, the settlement was south west of Shifnal and south of Priorslee, east of Malinslee, perhaps near SJ725080
  • Leverdgrene SO595820 Deserted Medieval Village in Stoke St Milborough
  • Little Berwick SJ473148 Lost settlement within the Domesday Manor of Berwick in St Mary’s Parish, Shrewsbury, recorded as Berewic in 1086 and Berewyk Leyburne in 1292, it was Little Berwyk by 1383
  • Little Cold Furlong SO600999 Romano British Settlement in Harley
  • Little Hanwood SJ445077 Deserted Settlement in Pontesbury, recorded as Lyttyll Hanwoode in 1528, it was a freehold estate in the late 12th century about a mile south of Great Hanwood
  • Little Oxenbold SO587916 Shrunken Settlement in Stanton Long, recorded as Nether Old Oxenbold about 1522
  • Little Parton, Deserted Settlement in Westbury, recorded in 1280 as Pernedon, Little Parton is recorded in 1624, today it is Partonwood
  • Little Shrawardine SJ391150 Shrunken Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, there were 12 families in 1308 but only two cottages and a farm in 1842
  • Little Sutton SO513823 Shrunken Settlement in Diddlebury, limited earthworks remain near Sutton Court Manor
  • Little Tasker SO324961 Deserted Settlement in Worthen with Shelve, there are limited earthworks which suggest it was a single farmstead rather than a hamlet
  • Little Wollaston SJ376115 Lost Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, located at Grange Farm
  • Llanadevy SO339787 Lost British religious enclosure in Clunbury to the east of Black Hill
  • Llanbrook SO349785 Lost British religious enclosure in Clunbury, to the west of Hopton Castle
  • Llandinshop SO254773 Lost British religious enclosure in Llanfair Waterdine, to west of Offa’s Dyke near Selley
  • Llan Farm SO351794 Lost British religious enclosure in Clunbury between Cwm and Twitchen, considered by some researchers to be a Deserted Medieval Village, there remain a probable church platform with an enclosure that suggests a churchyard
  • Llanhowell SO345791 Lost British religious enclosure in Clunbury, to the east of Black Hill
  • Llanllwyd SO192816 Bettws y Crwyn, lost British religious enclosure north of the River Teme, some researcher interpret it as a Deserted Medieval Village
  • Llanmadoc SO178812 Bettws y Crwyn, lost British religious enclosure close to the River Teme
  • Llantop SO358788 Lost British religious enclosure in Clunbury, to the north west of Hopton Castle
  • Llantroft SO239799 Lost British religious enclosure in Llanfair Waterdine, west of Offa’s Dyke
  • Llanwolley SO220778 Lost British religious enclosure in Llanfair Waterdine, north of the River Teme
  • Longden SJ442063 Former Domesday Manor in Pontesbury, recorded as Langedune
  • Longner SJ528112 Former Domesday Manor in Atcham recorded as Languenare, it is represented by Longner Hall
  • (Longnor) SO494974 Iron Age Cross dyke and Hut Platform, located on The Lawley
  • Longslow SJ655354 Former Domesday Manor in Moreton Say, recorded as Walanceslau
  • Lordshill SJ380019 Abandoned mining settlement in Worthen with Shelve, inhabited by squatters who worked at the Snailbeach lead mines
  • Loton SJ356147 Deserted Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, it was a Domesday Manor recorded as Luchetune, there were 6 messuages and 7 cottages in 1379, it was abandoned between 1516 and 1532
  • Lowe SO631805 Former Domesday Manor in Farlow, recorded as Lau, it is represented by Lowe Farm
  • Lower Bayston SJ492082 Lost Manor listed in Domesday as Begestan and later called Bayston, the modern form is used to distinguish it from the now much larger settlement of Bayston Hill
  • Lower Cleeton SO608792 Deserted Medieval Village in Bitterley, significant earthworks including hollow ways and house platforms, some infilling in the early 1990s
  • Lower Cound SO558050 Deserted Settlement in Cound, it is said to have been abandoned in the 18th century, there are no homes at the site today, it was a twin settlement to Upper Cound at SJ553050
  • Lower Down SO336846 Deserted Settlement in Lydbury North, there are earthworks of the settlement close to the site of Lower Down Castle
  • Lower Grounds SJ594158 Deserted Settlement in Ercall Magna, earthworks include a moated site, causeway and house platform
  • Lower Ledwyche SO534746 Lost Settlement in Ludford, it was the property of Bromfield Priory, recorded as Lodewik' about 1262, it was distinct from the Ledwyche settlements in Bitterley, the grid reference is for Little Ledwych Farm
  • Lower Millichope SO526878 Deserted Settlement in Munslow, the earthworks include house platforms and hollow ways, a limestone flagged floor and mill leat are in situ
  • Lower Newton SJ383084 Deserted Settlement in Westbury, located close to the moated manor house
  • Lutwyche SO557947 Former Domesday Manor in Rushbury, recorded as Loteis, represented by Lutwyche Hall and House
  • (Lydbury North) SO389878 Iron Age or Romano British Nucleated Settlement in Lydbury North, it includes field systems, track ways and enclosures
  • Lydehole SO521820 Deserted Settlement, limited and confused earthworks include hollow ways and ridge and furrow
  • (Lydham) SO335908 Roman Fort at Lydham, the evidence for the fort is disputed although Roman material has been found at the site which is within a right angle in the main road
  • Lydley SO483982 Shrunken Settlement in Leebotwood, it was a Domesday Manor recorded as Litlega, in about 1185 it was the property of the Knights Templar, there are remains of a mill dam plus the existing house, Penkridge Hall
  • Lye SO337758 Former Domesday Manor in Bucknell, recorded as Lege, represented Lower and Upper Lye, either side of the River Redlake
  • Maesbrook SJ297216 Former Domesday Manor in Kinnerley, recorded as Meresbroc, represented by Maesbrook House, but also Maesbrook Isaf and Maesbrook Green, slightly removed from the grid reference
  • Maesbury SJ309257 Former Domesday Manor recorded as Meresberie and hence of different origins from nearby Maesbrook, it is thought the manor with its five dependent settlements is what became the Medieval Manor of Oswestry by about 1180, with Oswestry in the north and the hamlet of Maesbury to the south of the Manor
  • (Mainstone) SO256863 Lost Settlement in Mainstone, north of Skeltons
  • Malehurst SJ383063 Shrunken Settlement in Pontesbury that was a single home in 1685
  • Marche SJ335105 Former Domesday Manor in Westbury, recorded as Mersse, represented by Marche Hall, the manor is sometimes recorded as Marsh
  • Marrington SO272975 Former Domesday Manor in Chirbury with Brompton, recorded as Meritune, it was recorded as Hafodwen in the 16th and 17th century
  • Marsh, The SO642996 Shrunken Settlement in Barrow, recorded as Merse about 1291, it was a manor of Wenlock Priory
  • Marston SO526858 Deserted Settlement in Diddlebury, it was a Domesday Manor recorded as Merstun, in 1841 it was commemorated in the field-name Marston Meadow in Broncroft, there are earthworks, mainly ridge and furrow at SO531860, perhaps including the site of the chapel
  • Marton SJ441239 Deserted Settlement in Myddle and Broughton, the site is south west of Marton Hall, there are no earthworks
  • Marton SJ400090 Deserted Settlement in Pontesbury, it was amalgamated with nearby Newnham and Lea
  • Mawley SO689753 Former Domesday Manor in Cleobury Mortimer, recorded as Melela, represented by Mawley Hall, and a little further away, Mawleytown Farm
  • Meadowley SO668925 Former Domesday Manor in Morville, recorded as Madolea
  • Mediolanum SJ541416 Roman Town in Whitchurch, the earliest traces are of wooden buildings dating to before 75AD, the first phase of the Roman Invasion, when there was significant Legionary activity at Viroconium Cornoviorum to the south, there was also a Roman Fort near Mediolanum
  • Membrefield SO669939 Deserted Medieval Village in Morville, buildings around the parish church of St Gregory demolished in the 16th century to open out the view from Morville Hall, the replacement homes were constructed along the Bridgnorth to Much Wenlock road
  • Menutton SO304775 Former Domesday Manor in Clun, recorded as Munetune
  • (Meole Brace) SJ490099 Romano British Roadside Settlement in Shrewsbury, located at Hay Field which has been partly obliterated by the A5/A49 Shrewsbury Bypass and the Meole Brace Park and Ride site
  • (Meole Brace) SJ552091 Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement in Shrewsbury, located south of Oteley Road, it had twin ramparts, hut circle and a rectangular building, pottery of 1st and 2nd century found
  • Merrington SJ472209 Former Domesday Manor in Pimhill, recorded as Muridon
  • Middlehope SO498886 Former Domesday Manor in Diddlebury, recorded as Mildehope
  • Middleton SO297990 Former Domesday Manor in Chirbury with Brompton, recorded as Mildetune
  • Millichope SO522893 Former Domesday Manor in Munslow, recorded as Melicope, Medieval documents refer to two settlements in the area, Upper Millichope and Millichope Park
  • Minton SO431907 Former Domesday Manor in Little Stretton, recorded as Munetune
  • Monk Eye, Lost Settlement in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, recorded as Grangia de Monkenyleye in 1292, it was located in a loop of the River Severn, perhaps located near SJ490133
  • Monk Hall SO613940 Deserted Settlement in Monkhopton, one of four Shirlett Forest Settlements established by Wenlock Priory, the site is close to Spoonhill Wood, known later as Harpers Monkhall, no earthworks visible
  • (More) SO347926 Romano British Settlement at More, located at Linley Hall, it may have been a Villa and covered 12 acres, a mosaic in the church at More is said to come from the site
  • More SO564800 Deserted Medieval Village in Stoke St Milborough, recorded as such in 1272, earthworks near Moor Farm include house platforms and hollow ways, not to be confused with More near Lydham
  • Moreton SJ567033 Deserted Settlement in Cound, recorded as Mortone in 1232, located at Moreton Farm, farmed by one tenant by the 16th century, it was close to Harnage Grange
  • Moreton Corbet SJ558230 Deserted Settlement in Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst, it was located close to Moreton Corbet Castle, inhabited in 1503 but abandoned shortly afterwards
  • Morton SJ291293 Lost Domesday Manor in Oswestry, recorded as Mortune
  • Moston SJ561265 Lost Domesday Manor in Stanton upon Hine Heath, recorded as Mostune
  • Muchelbromfeld Lost settlement in Bromfield created with Bromfield Parva out of the Domesday Manor of Bromfelde by 1377 when it is first recorded
  • (Much Wenlock) SO626999 Romano-British site located at the Saxon, and later, monastic buildings, the remains were possibly still standing in the 6th century when the abbey was founded
  • (Much Wenlock) SJ611008 Romano-British Settlement, findings include a Roman roof tile and tegula, suggesting a nearby homestead at least
  • Muletune, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Murivance SJ494122 Lost Settlement in Shrewsbury, recorded as Meriuauys in 1305, although represented today by the street of the same name,[15] it was originally a district in the south west part of the town, it may have been related in some way to Merivale in Abbey Foregate, which may also have been a general name for this part of the Severn Valley
  • Mytton SJ453170 Former Domesday Manor in Bicton, recorded as Mutone
  • Nash SJ619117 Deserted Settlement in Wrockwardine, no earthworks are visible, not to be confused with Nash between Cleehill and Burford
  • (Neen Savage) SO676786 Deserted Settlement in Neen Savage
  • Nethercott SO677785 Deserted Medieval Village in Neen Savage, known only from an Ordnance Survey mapping survey
  • Nether Faintree SO657884 Lost Settlement in Chetton, recorded in 1595 as Nether Fayntry
  • Netley SJ467008 Deserted Settlement in Smethcott, slight earthworks remain including house platforms and hollow ways, the Domesday Manor, recorded as Netelie, was waste
  • (Netley Hall) SJ460010 Iron Age Hill Fort in Smethcott, substantially ploughed away
  • Newbold SJ557010 Lost Settlement in Cound, possibly sited at Bull Farm, passing references first in 1236 as Neubolde and finally in 1567 but not in an description of Harnage bounds in 1232 when it may already have been abandoned, Newball’s Lane of 1624 evolved from the name
  • (Newcastle on Clun) SO240824 Lost settlement midway between the village and Castle Idris
  • Newetone, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Newnham SJ411099 Deserted Settlement in Pontesbury, there were 12 families in 1276, six in 1601 and is now a single farm, there was formerly a water mill
  • Newton SJ530050 Deserted Settlement in Pitchford, first recorded early 12th century, it was located near Little Pitchford Farm
  • Newton SO589821 Deserted Medieval Village in Stoke St Milborough, earthworks include house platforms, hollow ways and ridge and furrow
  • Newton SJ383084 Lost Settlement in Westbury now represented by Lower Newton Farm, it is not certain that this is the site of the Lost Domesday Manor of Neweton
  • Nordy Bank SO576846 Iron Age Hill Fort in Clee St Margaret
  • Norncott SO565862 Deserted Settlement in Heath, recorded as Normonnechot in 1255, owned by Wenlock Priory in 1291, limited earthworks remain
  • Norton SO639826 Deserted Medieval Village in Aston Botterell, it was a Domesday Manor recorded as Nortone, earthworks include hollow ways, platforms and field systems
  • Norton SO720828 Shrunken Settlement in Kinlet, now a farm called Norton’s End
  • Norton SJ493071 Deserted Settlement in Condover, Domesday Manor recorded as Nortune, there were four families in 1086, eight in 1315 but one by 1504
  • Norton SO461817 Former Domesday Manor in Onibury, recorded as Nortune
  • (Norton) SJ565092 Roman Settlement in Wroxeter and Uppington, intensively developed settlement area outside the walls of Viroconium
  • Norton Camp SO448819 Hill Fort in Onibury, 2 ramparts and outside ditches, 2 additional banks on south west side, 2 entrances, possible spring in the centre
  • Novers Hill SO454951 Enclosure in All Stretton
  • Oaks SJ424047 Former Domesday Manor in Pontesbury, recorded as Hach
  • Obley SO327778 Former Domesday Manor in Clunbury, recorded as Obelie
  • Oldfield SO405830 Deserted Medieval Village in Hopesay, a stone barn refashioned as a house is the only remaining building, it is close to the boundary with Sibdon Carwood
  • Old Hardwick SJ367344 Deserted Medieval Village in Ellesmere Rural, the status of this site is questioned by English Heritage
  • Oldheath SJ504143 Medieval Liberty of Shrewsbury, recorded as Le Woleheth in 1507, it covered a similar area to Darfald, later Darville, the Medieval Deer Park that included part of the Castle Foregate Suburb, it is perhaps best represented today by Heathgates near Sundorne
  • Old Oswestry SJ295310 Iron Age Hill Fort in Selattyn and Gobowen, a scatter of Roman material has been unearthed suggesting Romano-British use of the site
  • Old Shadwell SO262856 Deserted Settlement in Clun, near The Dyke, no remains
  • Old Town SJ486021 Deserted Settlement in Dorrington, located south of Crossbrook and near the Medieval Great Fields of Longnor, earthworks are perhaps of hollow ways and platforms
  • Old Town SJ661123 Deserted Settlement in Hadley, commemorated in field name of the same in 1723, perhaps abandoned in the later Medieval period
  • Oliver’s Point SJ386197 Iron Age Hill Fort in Great Ness, located on Nesscliffe Hill, which was later reused as a Romano British Settlement
  • Onslow SJ437129 Former Domesday Manor in Bicton, recorded as Andreslaue
  • Orleton SJ486021 Deserted Site in Wrockwardine, abandoned by the early 18th century
  • (Osbaston) SJ315232 Iron Age Enclosure in Kinnerley, only visible as cropmarks, the site is in Whip Lane
  • Osbaston SJ323228 Former Domesday Manor in Kinnerley, recorded as Sbernestune
  • Oulmeyre SJ709059 Lost Settlement in Stirchley and Brookside, recorded in late 13th century but the site near Holmer Farm is questioned
  • Overs SO393963 Former Domesday Manor in Wentnor, recorded as Ovre, this is not the place commemorated in the name of the Hundred of Overs in south east Shropshire
  • Overton SO666868 Former Domesday Manor in Stottesdon, recorded as Ovretone
  • Paddock, The SJ378003 Abandoned mining settlement in Worthen with Shelve, inhabited by squatters who worked in the mines at the Stiperstones
  • Padmore SO465794 Deserted Site in Onibury, located south west of the hamlet of Walton, extensive earthworks including house platforms, hollow ways, a fishpond and ridge and furrow, recorded in 1271
  • Painston SJ447093 Deserted Settlement in Pontesbury, includes a moated site, recorded as a Manor in 1524, probably with an earlier hamlet that has been abandoned, leaving limited earthworks
  • Patton SO584947 Deserted Settlement in Stanton Long, a Domesday Manor recorded as Peattingtune, earthworks include house platforms, hollow ways and fishponds
  • Pave Lane Hillfort SJ756164 Iron Age Enclosed Farmstead in Chetwynd Aston and Woodcote, an Iron Age cobbled surface has been excavated, part of site has been ploughed away, despite the name, excavation in 1990 showed the site to be a farmstead
  • Pennerley SO355989 Abandoned mining settlement in Worthen with Shelve, inhabited by squatters who were miners at the Stiperstones mines
  • Pentrehyling SO247930 Roman Site in Chirbury with Brompton, crop marks suggest the site may have been a Roman Temporary Camp
  • Peplow SJ627247 Former Domesday Manor in Hodnet, recorded as Papelau
  • Perkins Beach SO365997 Abandoned mining settlement inhabited by squatters who worked the Victorian Stiperstones lead mines
  • Perendon SJ327113 Lost Settlement in Westbury, by 1624 a single farm remained, now represented as Parton Wood
  • Perry Gutter SO394830 Lost settlement in Hopesay, formerly consisting of a smithy, shop and a number of cottages
  • Perkley S0619984 Former Domesday Manor in Much Wenlock, recorded as Petelie, it is now represented by the single house called Perkley
  • Petton SJ442264 Deserted Settlement in Petton, it was a Domesday Manor recorded as Pectone, earthworks include a moated site, fishponds and house platforms, located at Petton Park Moat, the parish church remains
  • Pickthorn SO670843 Deserted Medieval Village in Stottesdon, a separate Domesday Manor recorded as Pichetone, but perhaps originally part of Saxon Manor of Stottesdon. eight families in 1571 but this dwindled to one, earthworks include hollow ways and house platforms
  • (Pitchford) SJ535052 Deserted Settlement in Pitchford, limited earthworks and possible ridge and furrow, located at Pitchford Barn
  • Plaish SO529965 Former Domesday Manor in Cardington, recorded as Plesham, but Plesc in 963AD
  • (Plowden) SO387877 Earthwork in Lydbury North
  • Plowden Mill SO385871 Earthwork in Lydbury North
  • Polmere SO411094 Former Domesday Manor in Pontesbury, recorded as Pole, there is some debate as to the association of the manor with this location which is regarded as a Deserted Medieval Village
  • Pontesford Hill Camp SJ408055 Iron Age Hill Fort in Pontesbury, some evidence of Neolithic use discovered in excavation
  • Poston SO549823 Former Domesday Manor in Hopton Cangeford, recorded as Possetorne, there are now two locations, Great and Little Poston, a division first recorded about 1295
  • Poulton SJ383055 Deserted Settlement in Minsterley, there were at least 2 families in 1384 but only one home in 1636
  • Poynton SJ570178 Former Domesday Manor in High Ercall, recorded as Peventone, marked by earthworks of a road system
  • Prestenden, Lost Settlement in Barrow, recorded as such about 1190, it was a member of The Marsh Manor in about 1523 and perhaps lay south east of the present Marshgreen
  • Preston Montford SJ432142 Former Domesday Manor belonging to St Alkmund’s in Shrewsbury, recorded as Prestone
  • Preston Springs SJ539270 Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst, Iron Age Hill Fort
  • Priestweston SO292974 Former Domesday Manor in Chirbury with Brompton, recorded as Westune, the settlement earthwork enclosure is in Powys and associated field boundaries are in Shropshire
  • Puleston SJ734224 Former Domesday Manor in Chetwynd, recorded as Plivesdone, sometimes referred to as Pilston
  • Pulley SJ475092 Former Domesday Manor in Meole Brace, recorded as Polelie, there were two manors in Medieval times, the other was in St Julian’s, Shrewsbury, that in Meole Brace was Hoverpolile in 1255 and is Upper Pulley today
  • Purslow SO360810 Former Domesday Manor in Clunbury, recorded as Posselau, the tumulus celebrated in the name (hlaw) was the likely meeting point of Purslow Hundred
  • Quam Pool, Lost Settlement in Lilleshall, recorded as Le Qualmessmyttthe in 1227, it was on the west side of Donnington Wood, extending into Wrockwardine Wood township
  • (Quatt) Romano British Temporary Camp in Quatt Malvern
  • Quattbridge Lost settlement, recorded as Cwatbrucge in about 924AD, located near the River Severn either in Bridgnorth or Quatford, previous research identified it as the early name of Bridgnorth but more recently it has been placed in Quatford, possibly near SO738906
  • Radnor Wood SO320817 Earthwork in Clunton to west of the village
  • Ramshurst SJ523000 Deserted Settlement in Frodesley, recorded in 1250 as Romenehurst, some researchers believe the stone scatter found at the site is due to quarrying, there are no earthworks
  • Ratlinghope Hill SO406974 Enclosure in Ratlinghope
  • Rea or Ree SJ360050 Deserted Settlement in Minsterley, to the north of Rea Brook, the possible site lies in Minsterley Park, the creation of which perhaps caused the abandonment of the hamlet
  • Rhyn Park SJ304369 Romano British Fort in St Martins
  • Ring, The SJ395049 Earthwork in Pontesbury, to east of Polesgate
  • Ringmoreoak SO350986 Deserted Site in Ratlinghope, house platforms remain
  • Ritton Castle SO345977 Hill Fort in Worthen with Shelve, to west of the Stiperstones Ridge, about 1 hectare in area
  • Robury Ring SO398932 Iron Age or Romano British Enclosure in Wentnor, located on Wentnor Prolley Moor
  • Rock Green SO525752 Iron Age or Romano British Settlement in Ludford
  • Romalsham SJ488127 Lost Settlement in Shrewsbury, recorded as Rumaldesham in 1155, it lay outside the walls and was reached via Barker Street, which was Ramulsham als. Barker Street in 1611
  • Rorrington SJ331580 Deserted Settlement in Chirbury with Brompton, it was a Domesday Manor recorded as Roritune, Holy Well is located on the site
  • Rossall SJ468152 Former Domesday Manor in Bicton, recorded as Rosela, there were two estates in the manor in 1086, later named Down and Up Rossall, the latter is represented by The Isle
  • Rough Burrows SJ374123 Earthwork in Alberbury with Cardeston, to the east of Rowton
  • Roushill SJ492128 Lost Settlement in Shrewsbury, recorded as Rorishull about 1246, it is represented today in the street name Roushill but was originally a district by the River Severn and the town walls mentioned as Bylet de Roeshull in 1313
  • Roveries Wood SO323927 Iron Age Hill Fort in Lydham, there is a second Iron Age Hill Fort at SO325925
  • Rowley SO592998 Shrunken Settlement in Harley, possibly one of four pre-1066 Manors in Harley, there is some ridge and furrow near Rowley Farm
  • Rowton SJ365124 Former Domesday Manor in Alberbury with Cardeston, recorded as Rutune
  • Rowton SJ614199 Former Domesday Manor in High Ercall, recorded as Routune
  • Rowton SJ699014 Shrunken Settlement in Broseley, now represented by Rowton House, in 1672 there were 7 hearths at Rowton, making it a sizeable home[16]
  • Rowton SO410805 Shrunken Settlement in Stokesay, west of Park Lane Roman Road, now represented by Rowton Manor
  • Ruckley SO481804 Deserted Medieval Village in Stanton Lacy
  • (Rushbury) SO515918 Romano British settlement in Rushbury, in the 19th century it was suggested this was the site of Rutunium although that is now doubted, the artefacts found include Roman masonry and tiles
  • Ruthall SO599899 Former Domesday Manor in Ditton Priors, recorded as Rohalle
  • Ruthall SO548824 Deserted Medieval Village in Hopton Cangeford, close to Cold Weston Deserted Medieval Village, vague earthworks including hollow ways and platforms, located by Greater Poston Farm
  • Rutunium SJ556252 Romano British Town in Stanton upon Hine Heath, the siting is disputed as it is an area prone to flooding by the River Roden, some researchers suggest the actual site was west-north-west of this location, the agger of the road from Viroconium to Deva (Chester) is located nearby
  • Sambrook SJ714246 Former Domesday Manor in Chetwynd, recorded as Semebre
  • Sandford SJ563340 Former Domesday Manor in Prees, recorded as Sanford
  • Shavington SJ636388 Former Domesday Manor in Moreton Say, recorded as Savintune
  • Sheet SO532743 Former Domesday Manor in Ludford, recorded as Setham
  • Shelton SJ466135 Former Domesday Manor in Shrewsbury, recorded as Saltone
  • Sheppen Fields, Deserted Settlement in Church Pulverbatch, recorded as Shupene about 1292, it was an extensive farm in the Cothercott area
  • Shelvock Farm SJ372241 Deserted Settlement in Ruyton of the XI Towns, some earthworks including ridge and furrow
  • Shipley SO809959 Former Domesday Manor in Claverley, recorded as Sciplei
  • Shipton SO562918 Deserted Medieval Village, razed to the ground in 1587 for the building of Shipton Hall
  • (Shipton) SO552923 Iron Age or Romano British Homestead, cropmarks show a single ditched enclosure
  • Shoplatch SJ498133 Lost Settlement in Shrewsbury, recorded as Sotepl' in 1210, it was a district to the west of Murivance and is represented today by the street of the same name, in origin it may have referred to archery butts (hence, Schotteplace of 1240) in The Quarry
  • Shrawardine SJ400153 Deserted Settlement in Montford, the earthworks are close to Shrawardine Castle and include house platforms and hollow ways
  • (Shrewsbury) SJ491113 Romano British Settlement in Shrewsbury, probably of the 2nd and 3rd century, includes a Cemetery, located in Gallows Croft
  • Sibberscott SJ426076 Shrunken Settlement in Pontesbury, perhaps declined in the 17th century
  • Sidbury SO684857 Shrunken Settlement shown by house platform earthworks next to the parish church
  • Sidnall SO643901 Deserted Medieval Village in Ditton Priors
  • Siefton SO484832 Deserted Medieval Village in Culmington, a Domesday Manor recorded as Sireton, it is sometimes called Seifton
  • Siwaldston SJ580070 Deserted Medieval Village in Wroxeter and Uppington
  • Slacheberie, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Sleap SJ486267 Former Domesday Manor in Myddle, recorded as Eslepe, it was two settlements by 1292, Parua Slepe super Bilemers and, as recorded in 1555, Slepe Magna
  • Smethcott SO452995 Deserted Medieval Village in Smethcott
  • Snowden SJ777000 Shrunken Settlement in Beckbury, recorded as Snodden' in 1292, part of the settlement lay in Patshull in Staffordshire where Lower and Upper Snowden are situated
  • Soulton SJ544303 Former Domesday Manor in Wem, recorded as Suletune
  • Sparchford SO496830 Deserted Medieval Village in Diddlebury, a possible deserted village site, ridge and furrow remains
  • Spoonley SJ662360 Former Domesday Manor in Adderley, recorded as Sponelege
  • Stanchester SJ532057 Romano British Settlement in Pitchford, the site is suggested by the field-name Stanchester, the earthworks appear to be Medieval ridge and furrow, the site is suggested as a fort or villa
  • Staneford SJ685109 Deserted Settlement in Ketley, located on the modern site of Beveley in 1447
  • Stanton SJ772076 Shrunken Settlement in Shifnal, it is located east of the town along the route still called Stanton Road
  • Stanwardine in the Fields SJ414240 Former Domesday Manor in Baschurch, recorded as Staurdine
  • Stanway SO527913 Former Domesday Manor in Rushbury, recorded as Staneweie, by 1227 it was divided into two settlements, the Overe and Nethere Stanewey recorded in 1303
  • Stanyard SJ324321 Possible Iron Age Hill Fort in Whittington, obliterated by ploughing
  • Steel SJ549365 Former Domesday Manor in Prees, recorded as Stile
  • Stepple SO660780 Former Domesday Manor in Neen Savage, recorded as Steple
  • Stevenshill SJ556036 Iron Age Hill Fort in Cound
  • Steventon SO522734 Former Domesday Manor in Ludford, recorded as Scevintone
  • Stitt SO410985 Deserted Medieval Village in Ratlinghope, possible remains of a church and burial yard at this site, although this rests on traditional reputation as nothing remains on the ground
  • Stockett SJ431306 Deserted Medieval Village, located between Crosemere and Whatall Moss, evaluation in 2001 suggested the site is more likely to represent an abandoned motte and associated earthworks
  • Stocksfield SJ391134 Lost Domesday Manor in Alberbury with Cardeston, recorded as Etune, it was a mile to the south east of Eyton in Alberbury with Cardeston and shared its 1086 name, it was later called Eyton Stocks (1276 as Eytonstok) perhaps meaning Eyton Subordinate, it is marked as Stockfield on the Ordnance Survey map[17]
  • Stocktonwood SJ267023 Iron Age Hill Fort in Chirbury with Brompton
  • Stokesay SO436817 Deserted Settlement in Craven Arms, the earthworks are close to the church and castle and may be those of the water mill
  • (Stretford Bridge) SO433847 Romano British Temporary Camp in Wistanstow, there were, at different periods, two Temporary Camps, a small Fort, a Temple or Shrine, and a Barrow or Mausoleum at or near the site, which was at the Watling Street South crossing of the River Onny
  • Sudtelch, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Suggeleye, Lost Settlement in Hadley, recorded as such in 1307, it is likely this is the place known in 1734 as Chockley in Leegomery, the site appears to cover a large proportion of township lands and was to the south of Leegomery
  • Sutton SO729866 Shrunken Settlement in Chelmarsh, recorded as Sutton' in 1272
  • Sutton SO792941 Shrunken Settlement in Claverley, recorded as Sutton' in 1228, it is not known which central place it was south of as it is north of the village
  • Sutton SO516830 Former Domesday Manor in Diddlebury, it was divided into Great and Little Sutton, with Parva Sutton recorded in 1208 and Sutton Major in 1262, but each was described separately in Domesday under Sudtone
  • Sutton SJ503104 Deserted Medieval Village in Shrewsbury, as a Domesday manor it was recorded as Sudtone, Neolithic and Romano-British pottery has been found in the area plus the remains of a Romano-British cobbled floor
  • Sutton SJ368271 Shrunken Settlement in West Felton, recorded as Sotton' in 1343, the central place it was south of is uncertain as it is north east of the village
  • Sutton Hill SO527824 Deserted Settlement in Diddlebury, it is possibly the site of seven cottages identified in 1848 Tithe Award, there are earthworks and ruined buildings, perhaps related to nearby quarries
  • Sutton on Tern SJ664310 Deserted Medieval Village, English Heritage question its authenticity
  • Sywoldeston, Lost Settlement in Wroxeter and Uppington, recorded as Sewaldesdon in 1235, it was located between Dryton and Garmston in Leighton
  • Tasker SO326959 Deserted Settlement in Worthen with Shelve, there are abandoned farm buildings and earth banks
  • Terril Lost Settlement in Waters Upton, it was located on the boundary with Great Bolas where the name was applied to fields near the settlement, The Terrill in Waters Upton is at SJ649190
  • Tetsill SO662716 Former Domesday Manor in Neen Sollars, recorded as Tedenesolle, it is located beside Neen Hill which may have influenced, or have been influenced by its name
  • Thonglands SO549892 Deserted Medieval Village in Munslow, recorded as Tangelanda in 1126, there are vague earthworks including hollow ways and ridge and furrow
  • Thorneton SO320734 Deserted Medieval Village in Stowe, its status is disputed
  • Tibeton, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • Tittenley SJ647378 Former Domesday Manor in Adderley, recorded as Titesle, it was a detached part of Cheshire until 1895
  • Titterstone Clee Hillfort SO595779 Iron Age Hill Fort in Bitterley, much damaged by quarrying
  • Trilwardyne SJ734076 Deserted Medieval Village in Shifnal, recorded as such in 1253, it is marked as Castle on the Explorer map[18]
  • (Tugford) SO553873 Deserted Settlement in Abdon, there are stone scatters and indistinct earthworks, but their origin is debated
  • Tunestan, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain, it was possibly the Tonstalfeld of 1412 in Poynton, High Ercall, it may have been deserted by 1086 as it was held with Poynton, collectively a small unit
  • Uckington SJ577097 Former Domesday Manor in Wroxeter and Uppington, recorded as Uchintune
  • Udeford, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • (Uffington) SJ535138 Hill Fort in Uffington, on the south west slope of Haughmond Hill, there was also a Temporary Roman Camp in the vicinity
  • Upper Affcot SO445865 Romano British Temporary Camp in Wistanstow, just over ½ mile east of Watling Street South, the Roman road from Wroxeter to Leintwardine
  • Upper Berwick SJ472160 Lost Settlement within the Domesday Manor of Berewic in St Mary’s Parish, Shrewsbury, recorded as Ouere Berewyk in 1295 and Great Berwicke by 1682
  • Upper Ledwyche SO555792 Lost Domesday Manor in Bitterley, recorded as Ledewic, it was distinct from Lower Ledwyche in Ludford
  • Upton SJ756065, Shrunken Settlement in Shifnal, first recorded in 1248
  • Upton Cressett SO657923 Deserted Medieval Village,[19] the parish church of St Michael remains although it is now redundant
  • (Upton Cressett) Romano British settlement, dating to the 2nd Century
  • Uxacona SJ724108 Romano British Settlement in St Georges and Priorslee, alongside Watling Street
  • Vachrige, Lost Settlement in Wollaston, recorded in different forms in 1292, including Waregregk', it may have been located near the Old Welshpool Road in Great Wollaston which is SJ330124
  • Viroconium Cornoviorum SJ570085 Romano British Town in Wroxeter and Uppington, central place of the Cornovii tribe, which took its name from the Wrekin Hill to the north east, recorded in about 150AD as Ouirokonion and in the 4th century as Uiriconium and Uiroconium
  • Walcot SO264993 Former Domesday Manor in Chirbury with Brompton, recorded as Walecote
  • Walcot SO348849 Shrunken Settlement in Lydbury North, recorded as Walecote in 1255, it is represented by Walcot Hall
  • Walcot SJ593121 Shrunken Settlement in Wrockwardine, recorded as Walecote in 1138
  • Walford SJ435206 Former Domesday Manor in Baschurch, recorded as Waleford
  • Walleybourne SJ425045 Deserted Settlement in Church Pulverbatch, possibly established pre-1066, earthworks of a moat remain
  • Wallop SJ324076 Deserted Settlement in Westbury, the site is occupied by Lower Wallop Farm
  • Walls, The SO785967 Iron Age Hill Fort in Worfield, located in Chesterton, sometimes called Chesterton Walls, for a long time considered a Romano British site but this is now doubted
  • Wall Town SO692783 Former Domesday Manor in Neen Savage, recorded as Walle and listed between Baveney and Catsley, the farm is built within the site of the 1st century Romano British Fort that gave its name to the settlement
  • Walston, Lost Settlement in Worfield, recorded as Walstone in 1500, it was perhaps located near Worfield itself
  • Walton SO676812 Former Domesday Manor in Stottesdon, recorded as Waltone
  • Walton SJ590185 Shrunken Settlement in High Ercall, recorded as Walton' about 1256
  • Walton SO466795 Shrunken Settlement in Onibury, recorded as Waleton in 1255
  • Walton SO637988 Shrunken Settlement in Much Wenlock, recorded as Waltuna in 1120
  • Walton SJ298054 Shrunken Settlement in Worthen, recorded as Waleton in 1199, the grid reference is for Walton Hall
  • Walton Camp SJ300057 Iron Age Hill Fort in Worthen with Shelve, south of Rowley
  • Warfield Bank SO372775 Earthwork in Hopton Castle
  • Wart Hill SO401847 Lost Settlement in Hopesay
  • Watling Street SJ645100 Township in Wellington, recorded in 1595, it covered the same area as Wellington Hay wood which was recorded in 1301, it became a manor in the 15th century
  • Wattlesborough SJ354126 Deserted Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, as a Domesday Manor it was recorded as Wetesburg, there were 20 families in 1300, five in 1542 and one house only in 1715, ridge and furrow remains, the modern Wattlesborough Heath is a mile to the south of the original place
  • Wayford SJ476037 Deserted Settlement in Stapleford, there was a smithy by 1356, it was recorded as Weyvord in 1586
  • Welbatch SJ459088 Former Domesday Manor in St Chad’s, Shrewsbury, recorded as Huelbec, the site is a detached part of the parish
  • (Westbury) SJ3431008 Earthwork in Westbury, to east of Marche[20]
  • (Westbury) SJ349078 Earthwork in Westbury, to west of Winsley
  • (Westbury) SJ354094 Romano British Settlement in Westbury, located in the centre of the village, in the form of a D shaped enclosure, reused by Saxon villagers
  • Westhope SO471864 Former Domesday Manor in Diddlebury, recorded as Weshope
  • Weston SJ297276 Former Domesday Manor in Oswestry, recorded as Westune, it was named in relation to Aston in Oswestry
  • Weston SO586721 Shrunken Settlement in Nash, recorded in 1255
  • Weston SO59892 Shrunken Settlement in Monkhopton, recorded in 1255 and in 1291 as Weston Monachorum, which reflected its position in the lands of Wenlock Priory
  • Weston SO328734 Shrunken Settlement in Stowe, recorded in 1242, it was west of Bucknell
  • Wheathill SO621820 Deserted Settlement in Wheathill, earthworks of house platform remain next to the parish church
  • Whettleton SO440821 Deserted Medieval Village in Craven Arms, earthworks of hollow ways, house platforms and ridge and furrow, and two ruined cottages remain
  • (Whitchurch) SJ542415 Romano British Suburb of Mediolanum, finds in Church Street and Claypit Street suggest a small settlement outside the walled town, it is argued the suburb to the east of the Roman Road was smaller than that to the west
  • Whitfield SJ317121 Deserted Settlement in Alberbury with Cardeston, there were 6 families in 1353 but this reduced to one in 1543
  • Whitley, Lost Settlement in High Ercall, recorded as Wytleye about 1291, it was located near Walton in the parish
  • (Whitley Grange) SJ456094 Romano British Villa in Longden
  • Whitsburn Hill, SJ328029 Earthwork in Worthen with Shelve, west of Leigh
  • Whittingslow SO432890 Former Domesday Manor in Wistanstow, recorded as Witecheslawe
  • (Whittington) Romano British Temporary Camp in Whittington
  • Whitton SJ347091 Former Domesday Manor in Westbury, recorded as Wibetune
  • Wibaldewike, Lost Settlement in Grinshill, recorded as such about 1255, it was part of the Shrewsbury Liberty of Grinshill
  • Wicherley SJ588093 Deserted Medieval Village in Uffington, there are earthworks of hollow ways and a water mill plus soil marks of possible crofts
  • Wigley SJ370080 Deserted Medieval Village in Westbury
  • Wigmore SJ344112 Deserted Settlement in Westbury, as a Domesday manor it was recorded as Wigemore, there are indistinct earthworks and stone scatters
  • Wigwig SJ608015 Former Domesday Manor in Much Wenlock, recorded as Wigewic
  • Wilderley, Former Domesday Manor in Church Pulverbatch, recorded as Wildredlega, either at SJ664310 according to the Sites and Monument Record, or SJ434018 as given in The Place-names of Shropshire Part 1, the earthworks of a motte exist at the first location
  • Willey SO664998 Deserted Settlement in Barrow, located within Willey Park, the earthworks are indistinct
  • Wilmington SJ301021 Iron Age Hill Fort in Chirbury with Brompton, near Wilmington Motte
  • Wilsland, Lost Settlement in High Ercall, recorded as Wilsithelond about 1175, it was probably located at or near the moated site at SJ594159
  • Winsbury SO246981 Lost Settlement in Chirbury with Brompton, there is a jumble of earthworks which may include a fishpond, toft site and small fields
  • Winsley SJ355077 Deserted Settlement in Westbury, as a Domesday Manor it was recorded as Wineslei, Winsley Hall is the sole surviving house
  • Witchcot SO533818 Deserted Medieval Village in Stanton Lacy, there are house platform, hollow way and possible water mill earthworks
  • Witchley, Lost Settlement in Wroxeter and Uppington, recorded as Wicheleye in 1292, it was located south west of Uppington
  • Wlferesforde, Lost Manor listed in the Shropshire section of Domesday Book but location uncertain
  • (Wollaston) SJ324121 Earthwork in Wollaston to the south west of the village
  • (Wollaston) SJ315140 Lost Settlement in Wollaston, there are buried wall foundations and slight earthworks
  • (Wollaston) SJ331104 Romano British Settlement in Wollaston, cropmarks show a homestead with an annexe or earlier ditch
  • Wollerton SJ620301 Former Domesday Manor in Hodnet, recorded as Uluretone
  • Wolverley SJ469312 Former Domesday Manor in Wem, recorded as Ulwardelege
  • Womerton SO456972 Former Domesday Manor in All Stretton, recorded as Umbruntune, it had been four separate manors in Saxon times
  • Woodcote SJ452117 Former Domesday Manor in Bicton, recorded as Udecote
  • Woodend SO743845 Shrunken Settlement in Highley, four families lived in the settlement, which had a chapel of Our Lady in the 16th century, now represented by Woodend Farm
  • Woodhall SJ443085 Deserted Settlement in Pontesbury, recorded by 1222, there has been nothing more than a single farm since the 15th century, former earthworks of hollow ways and a fishpond have been destroyed, sometimes called Woodhouse
  • Woodhouse SO647771 Deserted Settlement in Hopton Wafers, a moat and fishpond of the 13th century Augustinian Friary remain, the location of any deserted settlement is unknown and debated
  • Woodhouse SJ824033 Shrunken Settlement in Boningale, recorded as Bonycall Wodhous in 1437
  • Woodhouse SJ729108 Shrunken Settlement in Shifnal, recorded as La Wodehus' in 1250, it is in the extreme north west of the parish near Watling Street
  • Woodhouse SJ643266 Shrunken Settlement in Stoke upon Tern, recorded from 1221, represented by Woodhouse Farm[21]
  • Woodhouse SJ364288 Shrunken Settlement in West Felton, recorded Wodehus' in 1255
  • Woodhouse SJ566277 Shrunken Settlement in Wem, recorded as Woodhowsen' in the 16th century
  • Woodhouse SJ590420 Shrunken Settlement in Whitchurch, recorded as Wodehous in 1272, now represented by New and Old Woodhouses
  • Woodmere SJ383152 Deserted Medieval Village in Alberbury with Cardeston, recorded mid-13th century as Wytmere, located between the River Severn and Eyton Gorse about a quarter-mile east of Alberbury Priory
  • Woolston SO424873 Former Domesday Manor located in Wistanstow, recorded as Wistanestune, which is probably a mistake as it was the name for Wistanstow itself, Woolston was Wlureston' in 1209
  • Woolston SO323244 Former Domesday Manor located in West Felton, recorded as Osulvestune
  • Wooton SO573735 Shrunken Settlement in Whitton, recorded as Wodeton about 1256
  • Wootton SO459783 Shrunken Settlement in Onibury, recorded as Wodeton about 1204
  • Wootton SJ336278 Former Domesday Manor in Oswestry, recorded as Udetone, it was later separated into Wodetona Parva and Magna by 1201
  • Wootton SO770891 Shrunken Settlement in Quatt, recorded as Wodeton in foresta da Morf in 1255, sometimes written as Wooton
  • Wotherton SJ284006 Former Domesday Manor in Chirbury with Brompton, recorded as Udevertune
  • Wrekin, The SJ629082 Iron Age Hill Fort on the boundary of Little Wenlock and Wrockwardine, researchers suggest its name was Uricon, which was transferred to the Romano British regional capital at Viroconium Cornoviorum in Wroxeter and Uppington, it is likely to have been the central place of the Cornovii tribe prior to the arrival of the Romans, the name Wrekin has evolved from Uricon
  • Wrentnall SJ426037 Former Domesday Manor in Church Pulverbatch, recorded as Werentenehale
  • (Wroxeter) SJ557098 Roman Marching Camp in Wroxeter and Uppington, located in Attingham Deer Park
  • (Wroxeter) SJ592087 Enclosure in Wroxeter and Uppington
  • (Wroxeter) SJ563076 Abandoned Roman Fort in Wroxeter and Uppington, to the south of the Romano British Town of Viriconium
  • Wyke SJ730068 Shrunken Settlement in Shifnal
  • Wyke SJ648022 Shrunken Settlement in Much Wenlock
  • Wyken SO762951 Shrunken Settlement in Worfield
  • Wykey SJ391249 Former Domesday Manor in Ruyton of the XI Towns, recorded as Wiche
  • Wytheford SJ572192 Former Domesday Manor in, recorded as Wicford and Wideford, both with the addition of bis, which indicates there were four manors in total, two each in what are now represented by Great (Wicford) and Little (Wideford) Wytheford
  • Yagdon SJ457193 Former Domesday Manor in Baschurch, recorded as Iagedon, the location is now Yagdon’s Lane and in the 19th century was Yagdens, near a moated site
  • Yarchester, Romano British Villa in Harley, recorded as Harechester in 1564
  • Yeaton SJ433194 Former Domesday Manor in Baschurch, recorded as Aitone
  • Yelds, The SO520820 Deserted Medieval Village in Diddlebury
  • Yeye SO490780 Deserted Medieval Village in Stanton Lacy, English Heritage state this is a possible deserted village
  • Yockleton SJ400101 Former Domesday Manor in Westbury, recorded as Ioclehuile
  • Yorton SJ504237 Former Domesday Manor in Broughton, recorded as Iartune

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Gelling M, The Place-names of Shropshire Part 5 The Hundreds of Pimhill & Bradford North, Nottingham, 2006
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  14. ^ Gelling M, The Place-names of Shropshire Part 3 Telford New Town the Northern Part of the Hundred of Munslow & the Franchise of Wenlock, Nottingham, 2001
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  18. ^ Ordnance Survey, Explorer Map 242 Telford Ironbridge & The Wrekin, Southampton, 2000
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  21. ^ Ordnance Survey, Explorer Map 243 Market Drayton, Southampton, 2000

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