New Museum book: Rowley-Wittenham

The deserted village of Rowley is now represented by earthworks just to the south of the modern village of Westwood. It and another adjacent manor called Wittenham became depopulated during the late medieval and Tudor periods and eventually, in 1882, the land was transferred from the Hundred of Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire to the parish of Farleigh Hungerford in Somerset.

In the latest of the Museum’s scholarly monograph series, Robert Arkell examines what is known of the history and archaeology of Rowley and Wittenham, including the investigations by him and members of the Museum’s Research Group to find Rowley’s parish church and manor house.

The book is on sale at Ex Libris bookshop in the Shambles, Bradford and at the Museum after it re-opens from its winter break.



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