Honington Medieval Settlement
Probable extent of Medieval settlement in Honington based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886 and on aerial photographs.
1 The probable area of medieval settlement surmised from the first edtion 6″ map of 1886, 54NW.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish
3 Honington is listed in Domesday, in Fexhole Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives the grid reference of 26,42.
Ref 6,15 (Land of Coventry Church) 5 hides. Land for 16 ploughs. In lordship 3 ploughs; 36 villagers, 13 smallholders and 4 slaves with 10 ploughs. 4 mills at 54s 4d; meadow, 40 acres. Value before 1066 £10; later £7; now £10.
4 The 1886 map shows a dispersed village with some empty plots and a dense covering of trees and orchards.Ridge and furrow abuts the settlement all down the eastern side on the plotting. The church [MWA2138] was originally built in the medieval period. There are known areas of shrunken settlement, [MWA6443 and MWA6444]. Domesday indicates a sizeable, valuable village.