Coughton Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement at Coughton 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, 37 NW, 1886.
2 Listed in Domesday in Ferncombe Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives a grid ref of 0860.
Ref 17,69 [Land of Thorkell of Warwick] William holds 4 hides in Coughton. Land for 6 ploughs. 2 free men , 7
smallholders and 4 slaves with 3 ploughs, A mill at 32d; in Warwick 1 house which pays 8d; meadow, 10 acres;
woodland 6 furlongs long and 4 furlongs wide; pasture land, 50 pigs. The value was 40s; later 20s; now 50s.
Untan held it freely.
3 The 1886 map shows settlement to the west of the main N/S road with the remnants of a possible boundary hedge.
There is no ridge and furrow plotting for the parish, but there is some survival known to the northwest and southeast.

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