Newnham Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement at Newnham, based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886, and on a known area of earthworks WA1588.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1886, 37NE and SE, and on WA 1588 and WA 1589, the site of a possible moat.
2 Newnham is listed in Domesday in Ferncombe Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid ref of SP 1560.
Ref 6,19 (Land of Coventry Church) Newnham 5 hides. Land for 14 ploughs. In lordship 2; 4 slaves; 15 villagers and 5 smallholders with 8 ploughs. The value was and is £6.
3 A RAF vertival aerial photo shows traces of ridge and furrow, some in the strip field on the western side and some within WA1588.
4 The 1886 map shows a hamlet without a church. There appear to be strip fields on the southwestern side, within a possible a boundary hedge around the village. Domesday indicates quite a populous and valuable settlement at this date.

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