Ardens Grafton Medieval Settlement
The possible extent of Medieval settlement at Ardens Grafton is suggested by documentary evidence and lidar images.
1 The possible extent of Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map, 43NW 1886, 43NE 1886.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting for the parish (Temple Grafton), shows survival to the north and to the east.
3 It is listed in the Ferncombe Hundred in Domesday. Grid ref 1154.
Ref 28,11:(Land of William son of Corbucion) Leofric and Aelfeva hold 3 hides and 1 virgate of land in (Ardens)
Grafton. Land for 2 ploughs. In lordship 1; 2 slaves; 1 villager and 2 smallholders with 1 plough. Meadow, 4 acres. The
value was 40s; now 30s.
4 The 1886 map shows a small village with areas enclosed by little back lanes. Most of the plots and little fields contain orchards. There is no church.
6Earthworks on lidar to the east of the village.