Middle Tysoe Medieval Settlement
The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Middle Tysoe which is suggested by documentary evidence.
1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition OS maps of 1886, 51NE and 51SE.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish from aerial photographs shows survival all round the village.
3 The first edition maps show a compact village with fairly dense occupation and few empty plots. There are winding lanes that encircle areas of settlement.. The church [WA2055] dates from the C11th-12th. The ridge and furrow on the plotting abuts the village on all sides, though it is a little patchier on the southeast. The Domesday grid ref for Tysoe in the Phillimore edition (33,44) is closer to Upper Tysoe.
4 In 1334 Subsidy valued at £131. Market (Charter) Wed; gr 13 May 1341, by K Edw III to Ralph de Stafford, steward of the kings household. To be held at the manor. Fair (Charter) vf+2, Peters Chains (1 Aug); gr 13 May 1341, by K Edw III to Ralph de Stafford, steward of the kings household. To be held at the manor (location uncertain).
5 Changed the monument extent after reviewing the parish enclosure map of 1796. The map clearly shows house plots (tofts and crofts) on both sides of the main street.