Oversley Green Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The Medieval settlement of Oversley Green, which is indicated by documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible exent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ maps of 1886, 37 SW and 43 NW.
2 Domesday lists Oversley in Ferncombe Hundred, and the Phillimore edition gives a grid reference of 09,56, which tallies with Oversley Green.
Ref 16,63. (Land of the Count of Meulan) in Oversley 3 hides. Fulk holds from him. Land for 4 ploughs. In lordship 1; 5 villagers and 5 smallholders with 2 ploughs. A mill at 4s; meadow, 6 acres; woodland 3 furlongs long and 1 wide.
3 The first edition maps show just a hamlet east of Oversley Bridge with small plots, some empty with trees. There is no archaeological evidence that the medieval settlement was at this location, but it is at the Roman crossing point. There is no ridge and furrow plotting of the parish of Alcester.
4 Portable Antiquities Scheme find provenance information:
Date found: 2004-01-01T00:00:00Z
Date found (2): 2004-02-05T00:00:00Z
Methods of discovery: Metal detector

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