Long Compton Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

Probable extent of Medieval settlement in Long Compton as indicated on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 The probable extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map of 1884, 57SW.
2 Charter granted 15 May 1231 by Henry III to Hubert de Burgh, earl of Kent, Justiciar. Mandate to Sheriff of Warwickshire 15th May 1231 for market to be held on Mondays. Fair Charter vigil feast morrow for John the Baptist (24 June) by Henry III to Hubert de Burgh 15 May 1231 Mandate to Sheriff of Warwickshire 15 May 1231
3 Listed in Domesday. In Barcheston Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives a grid ref of 28.32.
Ref 30,1 Geoffrey de Mandeville holds (Long Compton) from the King. 30 hides. Land for 20 ploughs. In lordship 7; 25 slaves. 45 villagers with a priest, 13 smallholders and 2 men-at-arms have 10 ploughs. A mill at 10s; meadow, 3 furlongs long and as wide; woodland 2 furlongs in length and width. The value was £15; now £30. Asgar the Constable held it.
4 A huge settlement and very valuable in 1086. The 1884 map shows settlement mostly to the east of the main road, intersected fairly regularly by lanes running west/east. In the north end the settlement spreads both sides of the road. In the south there are lines of trees around The Hollow that look like old field boundaries or perhaps shrunken settlement. The parish has not yet been covered by ridge and furrow plotting. The church [WA2367] dates from the C13th, and WA2371 is the site of a possible deserted medieval settlement.
5 52 fragments of 12th to 13th century pottery and a single fragment of possibly 15th or 16th century monochrome floor tile were recovered during the excavation of a new foul sewer extending north from the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Long Compton. Although many of the sherds were residual, 26 came from a possible early ground surface.
6 Possible holloway apparent on aerial photographs was mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project
7 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Fieldwalking

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