Chilvers Coton Medieval Settlement
The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1888.
1 The probable extent of settlement based on the OS map of 1888, 11SW.
2 Domesday lists Chilvers Coton in the Hundred of Coleshill. The Phillimore editon has a grid reference of 3590.
Ref 38,1 Harold son of Earl Ralph holds Chilvers Coton (Celversdestoche) from the King. 8 hides. Land for 10 ploughs. In lordship 1/2 plough; 9 slaves; 15 villgers and 7 smallholders with 7 ploughs. Meadow 3 furlongs long and 1 wide; woodland 1 1/2 leagues long and 1 league wide. The value was 40s; now 50s.
3 The 1888 map shows a compact village with settlement each side of the main streets, but not to the south of the church [WA1690] which dates from the medieval period. WA7370 is the record for the medieval pottery industry. There has not been ridge and furrow plotting for the parish, and the map data does not show ridge and furrow survival near Chilvers Coton.. The coherence of the village must have been undermined by the arrival of the canal and the railway.