Bramcote Medieval Settlement
The possible extent of the medieval settlement at Bramcote based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887 and on aerial photographs.
1 The possible extent of the medieval settlement based on the OS map of 1887, 17NE.
2 There are 3 entries for Bramcote in Domesday, in Brinklow Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid ref of SP4188.
Ref14,4 (Land of Earl Aubrey) in Bramcote 1 1/2 hides. Land for 3 ploughs. Salo held it; he was a free man. 1 villager. The value was 5s.
Ref 22,10 Robert Hunter holds 1 hidefrom him (Henry of Ferrers) in Bramcote. Land for 2 ploughs, which [are] therw, with 1 villager. Value 10s.
Ref 44,2 Richard (the Forester) also holds 1/2 hide in Bramcote. Land for 1 plough. 1 villager with 1/2 plough. Value 2s. Saxi held it freely.
3 The ridge and furrow plotting for the parish doesn’t show any survival immediately around the village.
4 The 1887 map shows very few houses; the western end contains a small triangular area, possibly indicating a market, and the dog-leg road lay out to its south east also suggests that there may have been settlement. There are known medieval sites immediately to the north and east [WA 4452 mill pond, WA5473 fishponds WA 3590 moat. Domesday indictes a small settlement in multi ownership and of little value.