Drayton Medieval Settlement
The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Drayton. The extent of the settlement is suggested by evidence on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.
1 The possible extent of the mediecal settlement, based on the first edition 6″ maps of 1886, 43NE and 44NW.
2 Drayton is not listed in Domesday.
3 Documentary evidence indicates a pre-Conquest date for Drayton.
Page 130. In the time of Canute the monks of Worcester were deprived of the township of Drayton, apparently for
failure to pay Danegeld.
Page 266 ‘The early manorial history of Drayton is confused and obscure, and it appears from the C13th records to
have been divided into a number of small estates’.
4 The 1886 map shows a few buildings, hardly even a hamlet, and no church or chapel. The site of a possible medieval deserted settlement [WA922] lies immediately to the north. The parish of Old Stratford and Drayton has not yet been covered by ridge and furrow plotting. The VCH entries indicate that there was at least a defined and taxable estate there from the Anglo Saxon period.