Exhall Medieval Settlement, Stratford District

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of Medieval settlement of Exhall, suggested by documentary evidence. May have origins in British period.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of medieval settlement, based on the first edition OS 6″ map of 1886 43NW.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting for the parish.
3 Included in Domesday in Ferncombe Hundred: 28,12; [Land of William son of Corbucion] Thorkell holds 1 1/2 hides in Exhall. Land for 1 plough. 2 smallholders. Meadow, 10 acres. The value wa 10s; now 5s. Swein held it freely before 1066.
4 The church dates from the C12th, and there is ridge and furrow survival that abuts the settlement to the north and south of the single main street. The 1886 map shows it to be hamlet sized, with orchards.
5 6 Place name contains the element *ecles thought to indicate the survival of a British Christian community into the pagan Anglo-Saxon period and probably originated before the 8th century.

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