Nether Whitacre Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the medieval settlement at Nether Whitacre based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887.

Notes about this historic site

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.

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