Fillongley Medieval Settlement
The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Fillongley based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887.
1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement of Fillongley based on the OS first edition map of 1887, 16NW.
2 Domesday has 4 entries under Fillongley in Coleshill Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid ref of 2887.
Ref 5,1 The Bishop of Coutances holds 1/2 hide in Fillongley. Land for 2 ploughs. In lordship 1 with 2 slaves. 5 villagers with 2 smallholders have 1 plough. Meadow 2 acres; woodland 2 furlongs long and 1 furlong wide. Value now 30s.
Ref 6,1 Coventry Abbey holds 1/2 hide in Fillongley. Land for 2 ploughs. 8 villagers and 6 smallholders with 2 ploughs. Woodland, the fourth part of a league. Value now 30s.
Ref 23,2 Robert (the Burser) also holds 1/2 hide in Fillongley. Land for 2 ploughs. 4 villagers with a priest and 1 smallholder who have 2 ploughs. Meadow 1 acre; woodland 2 leagues long and 1 league wide. Value now 20s.
Ref 44,10 Alfsi holds 1/2 hide in Fillongley from the King. Land for 1 plough. It is in lordship, with 1 slave. 7 villagers with 1 smallholder have 1 plough. Woodland at 10s, when exploited. Value 30s.
3 The 1887 map shows a small compact village north of the castle. Given that Domesday indicates quite a large and valuable village in multi-ownership, it is surprising that there is no evidence of any shrunken settlement. The church [WA322] dates from the medieval period, as does the castle WA321 and SAM 21546.
4 In 1334 Subsidy valued at £73.13. Market (Charter) Mon; gr 2 Feb 1301, by K Edw I to John de Hastinges. To be held at the manor. Fair (Charter) vfm+2, Nativity of John the Baptist (24 Jun); gr 2 Feb 1301, by K Edw I to John de Hastinges. To be held at the manor.