Medieval and post-medieval

844 Recording a medieval retting pit

Evidence of medieval archaeology was sparse at Horton. Scatters of ditches and pits were noted to the north of the site, and these may have related to Horton Manor and Manor Farm. Recorded in Domesday Book in 1086, Horton Manor was held by Walter son of Other, and assessed at 10 hides, and remained a focal point throughout the medieval period.
 
A reasonably sized medieval field system was located at the southern end of the site, and may relate to agricultural activity close to the nearby village of Wraysbury. Such evidence suggests that pastoral enclosures or paddocks were located predominantly on the wetter, lower areas close to the course of the Colne Brook. Other evidence includes boundary ditches, pits and a small oven or kiln. 
 

846 Post-medieval animal burial (pigs)

Evidence for post-medieval activity was limited, and some field boundaries and trackways coincide with historic mapping and indicate a large-scale sub-division of the landscape for agricultural purposes. Discrete features such as wells and animal burials suggest sporadic impressions on the landscape, and a large oval shaped enclosure may belong to a landscape feature associated with the later years of Horton Manor and Manor farm.