Newbold on Avon Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the medieval settlement at Newbold on Avon 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 2nd edition map of 1887, 23SW.
2 Domesday lists Newbold on Avon; in Brinklow Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid ref of SP4877.
Ref 31,2 Geoffrey (de la Guerche) also holds Newbold (on Avon) 8 hides. Land for 16 ploughs. In lordship 3; 2 slaves; 25 villagers and 8 smalholders with 11 ploughs. The value was and is 100s. Leofwin held it freely.
3 The 1887 map shows a village with quite dense settlement along the main west/east road. Some back gardens /orchards run down to the Avon. Some of the housing may be as a result of commercial activity brought by the canal, but Domesday does indicate a populous and valuable village, so it may never have been subject to much shrinkage. WA3337 is the possible site of a medieval castle, WA3338 is the possible site of a medieval grange, and the church WA3336 dates from the medieval period, and is on the site of an earlier church. Ridge and furrow survival shown on the mapdata can be seen to abut the settlement on the western side.

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