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