Nether Whitacre Medieval Settlement
The possible extent of the medieval settlement at Nether Whitacre based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887.
1 The possible extent of the medieval settlement based on the OS maps of 1887, 9SE and 9NE.
2 Domesday has 2 entries for Nether Whitacre in Coleshill Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives a grid ref of SP2392.
Ref 17,4 Edwin holds 2 hides less 1 virgate in (Nether ?) Whitacre. Land for 1 plough; it is in lordship with 2 villagers and 5 smallholders. Meadow 2 acres; woodland 1 league long and 1/2 wide. Value 10s.
Ref 24,2 Robert (of Vessey) also holds 3 virgate of land in (Nether?) Whitacre. Land for 1 plough. It is there with 1 villager. Meadow 2 acres. Value now 2s.
3 The 1887 map has thin settlement but within a quite complicated road pattern which suggests that there has been shrinkage. There are further small fields and little buildings to the west and also south of the church [WA69; of medieval
origins]. There is no ridge and furrow transcription for the parish, but the mapdata shows survival to the southwest abutting the village, and a small area in the northeast. Domesday indicates a very modest settlement at that date.