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CAPESTHORNE

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The earthwork remains of the medieval settlement of Capesthorne preserved in the landscaped ground of the present Capesthorne Hall. Capesthorne is recorded as Copestor in the Domesday book and belonged to the Earl of Chester. Situated to the east of the earthworks of the old Capesthorne Hall (see SJ 87 SW 8), the remains include the earthworks of tofts and crofts of about seven medieval houses running down the slope flanking a hollow way. Also surviving to the west of the old hall are the earthwork remains of the field system of the medieval village. Scheduled.

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