Cleycrofte Open Field System at Lapworth

Description of this historic site

The site of a piece of land south of the church at Lapworth, for which there is documentary evidence for the medieval open field system and for the division of land into strip fields.

Notes about this historic site

1 Cleycrofte, a piece of land which was bequeathed in the 15th century for the maintenance of St Mary’s Church Lapworth. There is documentary evidence from the 19th century which shows the division of the land into ‘selions’,(a word derived from the French ‘sillon’ or furrow), being fractions of a furlong or acre. The area is now bisected by the M40.

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