Halford Medieval Settlement
The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Halford, as suggested by the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.
1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ maps of 1886, 50SE and 51SW.
2 Halford is not listed in the Domesday survey.
3 The 1886 maps show quite a concentrated village with areas of occupation bounded by lanes and most of the plots lying between the Stour and the Fosse. The church dates to the C12th [WA2264]. There was a medieval ford [WA 2289] from which the village is named, and there remains the site of a possible castle and motte[WA2287] SAM 21668. It seems surprising that there wasn’t a taxeable village in 1086.The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish shows survival to the north and east that comes close to the settlement or abuts it.