Medieval Glossary


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
Added: 11.06.04
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 71.


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