Honington Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

Probable extent of Medieval settlement in Honington based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886 and on aerial photographs.

Notes about this historic site

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.

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