Barford Medieval Settlement
The possible extent of the Medieval settlement in Barford. The area of settlement is suggested by observations made on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.
1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the OS first edition 6″ map, 39NW 1886.
2 Listed in the Domesday survey in Tremlow Hundred. Grid ref 2760. References 28,15 and 37,4.
28,15 (Land of William son of Corbucion). William holds 1 hide himself from the King in Barford. Land for 2 ploughs. 2 slaves; meadow; 9 acres. Value now 5s.
37,4 (Land of Osbern son of Richard). Hugh holds 4 hides in Barford. Land for 12 ploughs. In lordship 1; 2 slaves; 2
men-at-arms with a priest, 4 villagers and 11 smallholders have 3 ploughs. A mill at 2s and 13 sticks of eels; meadow, 60 acres. Value is 40s
3 The 1886 map shows extensive settlement. Lots of little fields suggest possible shrinkage or else pre enclosure type gardens and orchards. The corn mill marked (WA702), dates from the Medieval period. Fields to the south suggest strip fields, but no ridge and furrow has been identified so far. The Domesday grid ref is 2760; this grid ref is 2660.