Lapworth Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Lapworth based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886 and on aerial photographs.

Notes about this historic site

1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the first edition OS map of 1886, 25SW.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting for the parish.
3 Domesday lists Lapworth; in Ferncombe Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives a grid reference of 1671.
Ref 18,7 In Lapworth 1/2 hide. Land for 1 plough. 3 villagers. Woodland 2 leagues long and 1 league wide. The value was 10s; now 20s. Baldwin held it freely.
4 The 1886 map shows a tiny hamlet. There seems to be a boundary hedge on the north, south and western sides, which is confirmed by the aerial transcript showing lots of ridge and furrow survival. The church [WA1737] dates from the medieval period.

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