Baginton Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Baginton based on the Ordnance Survey 6" map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 The probable extent of medieval settlement based on the first edition Ordnance Survey 6″ map of 1886, 26NE.
2 Baginton is listed in Domesday in Stoneleigh Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 3473.
Ref 17,51 Alwin holds 4 hides in Baginton. Land for 4 ploughs. In lordship 2; 7 villagers and 8 smallholders with 2 ploughs. A mill at 10s 8d; meadow 27 acres. The value was 30s; now 50s. Arkell held it freely before 1066.
3 The 1886 map shows a tiny settlement of Hall, Home Farm and Rectory. Although the parish has not yet been covered by ridge and furrow plotting, there are two areas of known survival, WA2955 and WA2956. Their location abutting the grounds of Bagintin Hall suggests that the emparkment may have swallowed up some settlelent. There are also known areas of shrunken settlement, WA 2694 and WA5301.

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