Undeveloped land that was usually in the form of a forest, marsh, or rugged land. This land would often provide raw materials and resources to a village or surrounding area.
Related term(s): Toft; Croft; Burh; Peasant
Category: Village, Town, and City
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 71.