Bittesby

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Bittesby is a deserted village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Bitteswell with Bittesby, in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. It is near the A5 Watling Street, great central about three miles from Lutterworth. The site of the village was adjacent to theroute of the now disused Great Central Railway. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 6.

Bittesby was recorded in the Domesday Book as having 25 families resident. The village was depopulated in 1494. Hollow ways and house platforms remain on the site today. To the north of the site is an area of faced stonework, indicating the site of a chapel.[1]

The village is a scheduled ancient monument. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DEFRA pdf file with map" Archived 11 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Bittesby deserted medieval village". Historic England. Retrieved 28 May 2018. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bittesby at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°28′08″N 1°15′54″W / 52.469°N 1.265°W / 52.469; -1.265