Kingsbury Medieval Settlement
The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887.
1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the OS first edition map of 1887, 5SE.
2 Domesday lists Kingsbury; in Coleshill Hundred. The Phillimore ed. gives a grid ref of 2196.
Ref 15,4 In Kingsbury 6 hides. Land for 7 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs; 1 slave; 33 villagers and 3 smallholders with 2 priest, who have 16 ploughs. A mill at 9s 4d; meadow 12 acres; woodland 1 league long and as wide. Value now £13 by weight.
3 The 1887 map shows a tiny village in contrast to the large and valuable settlement indicated in Domesday, but we have no records of shrunken or deserted areas close by. The church [WA4] dates from the medieval period, as does the Hall [WA4. The parish has not yet been covered by ridge and furrow plotting, and the 1940s RAFaerial photo is not available to consult.