Monograph - 'Anciently a Manor'
Excavations of a medieval site at Lower Putton Lane, Chickerell, Dorset
By Clare Randall (with contributions by Tara Fairclough, Cheryl Green, Richard McConnell, Wendy Carruthers, Lorraine Mepham and Jörn Schuster)
Excavations on a development site at Chickerell in 2016 and 2017 found rather more than had been expected. A complex of manorial buildings was revealed, along with its associated fields. The manorial centre of Putton came into being at the end of the 12th or early 13th century and was re-arranged and rebuilt during the 14th century, before probably being deliberately dismantled in the early 15th century.