Monument record LML 003 - Livermere Park

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Deserted village of Little Livermere (site of).


Grid reference Centred TL 880 720 (619m by 559m)
Map sheet TL87SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Deserted village of Little Livermere (site of).
Aerial photographs show a street, with tofts on either side, running to the W of Park Farm and Little Livermere church (S1)(S2). As originally photographed by Cambridge, the remains consisted of slight earthworks in a pasture field, however, in the 1960's the field was converted to arable and the later photographs show soilmarks of the village site.
The village was moved circa 1735-1750, when Livermere Park was laid out. It is said that the villagers were re-housed in a row of houses called The Barracks, on the N side of The Common, just outside the W perimeter of the park (S3). However, only 11 inhabited houses (or 15 households?) listed for Little Livermere in 1674 (7 in 1801)(S4).
A scatter of flint, undressed stone, brick and pottery has been noted at TM 8796 7183, covering an area 60m x 40m (S5). Probably Med village site also - note church LML 012.
Very few earthworks/cropmarks show on the 1947 RAF APs (photos too dark and also taken during the Summer). Large house platform just visible at TL 8799 7196 (S6).

Sources/Archives (12)

  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: CUCAP AMT 98, AAQ 82, 80, AKQ 85, ATS 57, GB 17, OA 31,32, RS 78, CCQ 67; (S6).
  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, APs AMT 98 (1965), AAQ 82 (1960), AKQ 85 (1965), ATS 57 (1966), GB 17 (1951), OA 31,32 (1954).
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL87SE17 & 18 (Notes on Livermere Park (Med deer park)).
  • <R2> (No record type): Beresford & Hurst, DMVs, 1971, 203.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, APs ALC 17-18.
  • <M2> Photograph: National Monuments Record. Air Photograph. UI 83 & 84; SAU ALC 17-18; NMR 13353/13,14.
  • <S3> (No record type): Redman A J, The Cottage, Great Livermere, on SIA excursion 1988.
  • <S4> (No record type): Gault W, Parochial Characteristic's Survey, Blackbourn, 1989.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU, original SMR card.
  • <R6> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF, APs, 106G/UK/1589, 6394, 1946.
  • <S6> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 GJM 17-FEB-77.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 15 2021 12:53PM

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