Brinklow Medieval Settlement
The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Brinklow based on the first edition Ordnance Survey 6" map.
1 The probable extent of medieval settlement based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886, 22SE.
2 Brinklow is not listed as such in the Domesday Survey, except as a Hundred.
3 The 1886 map shows a village with dense occupation either side of Broad Street and along the Coventry Road. There are strip fields which touch the ends of the gardens to the northeast, and what looks like a boundary hedge on the southwest side. The castle [WA3656] dates from the medieval period, with associated ridge and furrow [WA7172]. The church [WA3655] has a medieval foundation.
4 Market and fair. Recorded as a borough in 1306, in 1334 Subsidy valued at £26.83. On 25 Jul 1218, the sh of Warwickshire was ordered to permit Nicholas de Stuteville to have a Mon market, just as Nicholass charter showed that it had been granted to him by K John (RLC, i, p. 366b). This appears to be a confirmation of a grant made in a charter by K John. However, Nicholas had only taken seisin of Brinklow on 30 Mar 1218, eighteen months after K Johns death. It is possible that Nicholass father, also called Nicholas, had been granted a market by charter by K John, but no further evidence of this has been found. A charter for a Tuesday market granted 1 May 1240, by K Hen III to Stephen de Seagrave. Fair on f, Margaret (20 Jul); recorded 25 Jul 1218, held by Nicholas de Stuteville. On 25 Jul 1218, the sh of Warwickshire was ordered to permit Nicholas de Stuteville to have a fair on f Margaret, just as Nicholass charter showed that it had been granted to him by K John (RLC, i, p. 366b). Same comments apply to fair as market.