Arlescote Medieval Settlement

The Medieval settlement of Arlescote, Warmington | Warwickshire County Council
The Medieval settlement of Arlescote, Warmington
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Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Arlescote based on documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map, 52NW 1886.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting for the parish shows extensive survival around the village except to the south.
3 Domesday lists Arlescote in Hunsbury Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives a grid ref of 3948 whereas this record is 3848.
Ref 16,56 in Arlescote 5 hides. St Peter’s of Preaux holds from him (the Count of Meulan). Land for 5 ploughs. In lordship 1 1/2 ploughs; 2 slaves; 4 villagers and 3 smallholders with 2 ploughs. Meadow 12 acres. The value was and is £3. Bovi held it freely before 1066.
4 The 1886 map shows a small compact village built to the north and south of the main track..It looks unplanned. There is no church.

5 Appears to have been established in the migration period. Domesday records the Saxon holder of the estate.
Following the conquest, Arlescote was granted to Roger de Beaumont, who bestowed part of the holding on the Abbey of Preaux in Normandy. The land was confiscated from the abbey in the 14th century and then given to the Carthusian priory of Wytham, Somerset who held it until the Dissolution. A small part of Arlescote was held seperately by Stoenleigh Abbey.

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