Dorsington Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Dorsington as suggested by documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map of 1884, 49 NE.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish of Dorsington shows survival which abuts the village orchards except to the north and to the southeast of the two moated sites.
3 Documentary evidence for the Medieval existence of the settlement, being a tithe in the endowment of the Abbey of Alcester.
4 Listed under Gloucestershire in the Domesday survey. In Chelthorn Hundred. The grid ref given in the Phillimore edition is 1349.
Ref EG 12:- Roger of Beaumont holds Dorsington, and Robert from him. 10 hides. Saxi held it. In lordship 3 ploughs. 8 villagers with 5 ploughs; 6 slaves. The value was £8; now 100s.
5 The 1884 map shows few buildings, quite spread out, mostly with orchards between the plots and the ridge and furrow. The church dates from 1758.

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