Grendon Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Grendon based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887.

Notes about this historic site

1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the OS second edition map of 1887, 6NW.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish.
3 Domesday lists Grendon in Coleshill Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives the grid ref of 2800 (SK).
Ref 19,1 Henry of Ferrers holds 5 1/2 hides in Grendon and Thurstan from him. Land for 16 ploughs. 24 villagers and 16 smallholders with 8 ploughs. A mill at 5s; meadow, 36 acres; woodland 1 1/2 leagues long and 1 league wide. The value was and is 40s. Siward Bairn held it.
4 The 1887 map shows minimal settlement to the northeast of the church. As Domesday indicates a populous village, and we have no record of shrunken settlement, it seems likely that the Hall and its Park and the Rectory grounds may overlie earlier occupation. The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish shows no survival around the village, so there are few clues to determine the layout except for what looks like a boundary hedge on the eastern side.
5 Online 2m lidar shows reasonable earthworks surviving either side of the lane leading north to the rectory and church

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