Sezincote

 

 

Site type: DMV

The site of Sezincote is now the location of Sezincote house and park. There are no visible remains of the settlement and the location of the church is also lost. Neither appears on an estate map of 1704. [1]

In Domesday a sizable population is recorded with a minimum number of 36. Only two people are assessed in 1327. [2] A below average amount is paid in the 1334 Lay Subsidy. By 1381 17 people are taxed. Sezincote is listed by the fifteenth-century author John Rous in a list of depopulated villages in Warwickshire and neighboring counties. [3] It appears the area had been enclosed by 1492. [4] In 1509-10 the church was reported in a ruinous state and used as a shelter for animals. [4] By 1524 there are six people recorded paying the Lay Subsidy suggesting a slow depopulation.

Appears in the Gazetteer of Deserted Medieval Villages known in 1968.

References:
[1] NMR Pastscape Record No. 330679.
[2] Franklin, P. 1993. The Taxpayers of Medieval Gloucestershire. Stroud: Alan Sutton: 65.
[3] Beresford, M.W. 1954. The Lost Villages of England. London: Lutterworth Press: 351.
[4] Dyer, C. 2012. A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 138.
Pre-1974 county:
Gloucestershire
Historic parish:
Sezincote
Present county or unitary area:
Gloucestershire
Modern parish:
Sezincote
Grid reference:
SP 170310
Latitude:
51.97721893
Longitude:
-1.75390103

Documentary resources
Domesday reference:
GLOS 53,7. 57,1. 65,1. 66,2. 70,2
Domesday minimum number of individuals:
36
Taxation 1291 (main):
340
Taxation 1291 (portions):
104 (Bruern Abbey) 0 (Bruern Abbey)
Lay subsidy 1334 total paid:
108
Poll Tax 1377 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1377 total paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1379 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1379 total paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1381 number who paid:
17
Poll Tax 1381 total paid:
204
Lay subsidy 1524 number who paid:
No surviving record
Lay Subsidy 1524 total paid:
No surviving record
Lay Subsidy 1525 number who paid:
6
Lay Subsidy 1525 total paid:
820
Lay Subsidy 1543/4 number who paid:
Diocesan returns 1563:
2
Census 1801 total population:
Not recorded
Census 1841 total population:
67 (Parish)
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
13
E179 date and type last doc:
1695 Nov 22 or later aid of four shillings in the pound for one year
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
1480-1580
NMR number:
330679
HER number:
GLOS 2730
Investigation history:
1973 Field Visit.
Cartographic or photographic records:
Site status:
Not Scheduled
x coordinate:
417000
y coordinate:
231000
Bibliography:
Aston, M. and L. Viner 1981. ‘Gloucestershire Deserted Villages’, Glevensis 15: 22-29.
Beresford, M. 1954. The Lost Villages of England. London: Lutterworth Press: 351.
Beresford, M. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.
See also:
NMR Pastscape
www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=330679

Open Domesday
opendomesday.org/place/SP1730/sezincote/