Medieval to modern evidence


Several features dating to the medieval (AD 1066–1500) and post-medieval (AD 1500–1800) periods have also been recorded. Interesting medieval finds include a cut silver penny dated to the reign of Henry III. Later features include trackways associated with local limekilns at Gore Farm. A pair of limekilns survive in the area today in a disused limestone quarry and are likely to date from between 1750 and 1850. The kilns are located in woodland which is to be preserved within the development. We have also found evidence of remnant farm buildings, notably Gore Farm which was demolished in 1869, as well as former field boundaries which are depicted on early 19th-century maps of the area. 
Our study of the historic landscape allows us to understand how the landscape has changed over time, to understand historical processes and reasons that have shaped the Sherford of today. All of the information we are gathering add to our growing knowledge of how the agricultural landscape was used in more recent times.