Bedworth Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the Ordnance Survey first edition map of 1887, 17NW.
2 Domesday lists Bedworth in Brinklow Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid ref of 3586.
Ref 16, 44 in Bedworth 4 hides. Ulfketel holds from him. Land for 6 ploughs. In lordship 1 plough; 6 villagers and 2 smallholders with 2 ploughs. Meadow 4 acres; woodland 2 furlongs long and 1 furlong wide. The value was and is 40s. Waltheof also held it freely before 1066.
3 The 1887 map shows dense occupation with the Market Place at its centre, and lots of lanes and back lanes. The Almshouses [WA7420] were built in 1840, but they are so central that they probably overlie earlier structures. The church [WA1675] had a medieval foundation.
4 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 2006-11-08T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Metal detector

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