Medieval settlement at Ansty
The Medieval settlement of Ansty. The settlement was extended during the Medieval period using the planned addition of large tofts to the south of the church, laid out over former field lands.
1 In the Medieval period the settlement of Ansty was extended using the planned addition of large tofts to the south of the church laid out over former field lands. The planned expansion is in contrast to the previously unplanned settlement layout. This development may be a response to an agrarian change and rising population levels in the post-Conquest period.
2 The Medieval settlement pattern of Ansty can be traced from the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1887.
3 Domesday lists Ansty; it was in Brinklow Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 3983.
Ref 15,5 (Land of Countess Godiva) Ansty and Foleshill. 9 hides. Land for 7 ploughs. In lordship 3; 2 slaves; 30 villagers and 6 smallholders with 11 ploughs. Value before 1066 and later £10; now £12.
5 The early post-medieval settlement of Ansty is shown on a map of 1600 , with buildings on the street frontage within the grounds of the present Ansty Hall Hotel.