Claverdon Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement at Claverdon as suggested by the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ Ordnance Survey map, 32 SW 1886.
2 Watching brief held during groundworks to side of Glebe House. No features or finds of archaeological interest.
3 Listed in Domesday in Ferncombe Hundred. The Phillimore text gives a grid ref of 1964.
Ref 16,16 (Land of the Count of Meulan) Bovi held it; he was a free man. 3 hides. Land for 5 ploughs. In lordship
1. 12 villagers with a priest and 14 smallholders have 5 ploughs. 3 slaves. Meadow 16 acres; woodland 1 league;
when exploited, value 10s. The value was 40s; now £4.
4 The 1886 map shows an area of a complex mix of small fields, footpaths, curving and dog-legged roads, hedges, and small orchards. Settlement near the church is almost non existent, though there is some to be seen to the northwest near the Crown Inn, but it may be post medieval. The parish hasn’t been covered by ridge and furrow plotting from aerial photos. The church [MWA 949] is medieval in origin, and to the south of the church there was a moat [MWA1745], and a deerpark [MWA1107].

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