Morton Bagot Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement at Morton Bagot as identified from the 1886 Ordnance Survey map.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition OS 6″ maps of 1886, 31 SW and SE.
2 Listed in Domesday in Ferncombe Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid ref of 11,64.
Ref 22,19 (Land of Henry of Ferrers) Hugh holds 2 hides in Morton (Bagot). Land for 4 ploughs. In lordship 1; 2 slaves; 5 villagers and 5 smallholders with 2 ploughs. Meadow, 3 furlongs long and 6 perches wide; woodland 1/2 league long and 1 furlong wide. The value was 30s; now 50s. Grimwulf held it freely.
3 The 1886 maps show a tiny hamlet of church, farm, moat and one other building. It was small in 1086. Few clues in the way of empty plots, small fields or boundary hedge. There is a known shrunken area round the church [WA1322], a medieval dam [WA1321], and a medieval/post medieval linear boundary marker [WA5189]. The church itself dates from the end of the C13th, and the ring motte [WA582] is scheduled.

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