Barnacle Medieval Settlement
The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Barnacle, based on the Ordnance Survey 6" map of 1887.
1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement, based on the first edition OS 6″ map of 1887, 17SW.
2 Ridge and furrow has not yet been plotted for the parish, but an RAF aerial photo show survival to the north, west and south, in some cases abutting the edge of the settlement.
3 Barnacle is listed in Domesday in Brinklow Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 38,84.
Ref 16,48 1 hide. Hereward holds from him. (The Count of Meulan) Land for 2 ploughs. 2 villagers and 2 smallholders with 1 plough. Woodland 4 furlongs long and 3 wide. The value was and is 20s. Hereward also held it freely before 1066.
4 The 1887 map shows a small village with a central area enclosed by lanes of which only part is occupied, suggesting shrinkage. It is bounded to the south by the parish boundary, and there is a little line of houses and gardens up against this boundary on the other side. Domesday indicates a modest settlement at that date. There is no church, but a moated site [WA4200] to the west.
5 Briefly noted.