Bulkington Medieval Settlement
The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Bulkington based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887.
1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the OS first edition 6″ map of 1887, 17NW.
2 Bulkington is listed in Domesday; it was in Brinklow Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 3986.
Ref 16,41 in Bulkington 4 hides and 1 virgate of land. Salo holds from him. Land for 8 ploughs. In lordship 1; 2 slaves; 5 villagers with 1 plough. Meadow 100 acres. The value was and is 20s. Alfgeat and Alfsi held it freely.
3 The 1887 map shows a compact village centred around a squareish area enclosed by lanes. There are few empty plots. There seems to be a boundary hedge to the south, which is abutted by ridge and furrow survival which can be identified on the RAF aerial photo of 1947, and also to the west. The church WA1676 had a medieval foundation. Domesday indicates a modest settlement at that date.