Dunchurch Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Dunchurch based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the first edition OS 6″ map of 1886, 28SW.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish.
3 Domesday lists Dunchurch in Marton Hundred. Grid ref 4871 (the Phillimore edition).
Ref 37,3 from Osbern William holds 5 hides in Dunchurch. Land for 9 ploughs. In lordship 1; 3 slaves. 12 villagers with a priest and 11 smallholders have 5 ploughs. Meadow 30 acres. The value was and is 100s. Wulfmer held it.
4 The 1886 map shows dense occupation around the central intersection of roads. The ridge and furrow can only be seen to abut the settlement at one point to the south, though there is more survival a little to the east. The church dates from the medieval period, and in 1086 the village was valuable and quite populous.
5 Watching brief carried out on new build to the rear of Guy Fawkes House. Three linear features, two of which produced 12/13th century pottery, were recorded.

6 Report of Watching brief mention in 5
7 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Methods of discovery: Metal detector

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