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