Possible Extent of Medieval Settlement, Shipston on Stour
The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Shipston on Stour, identified through ridge and furrow earthworks on aerial photographs.
1 Possible extent of Medieval settlement at Shipston on Stour suggested by limit of ridge and furrow and field boundaries.
3 Aerial photographs.
4 Market granted for Saturdays on 28 June 1268 by Henry III to Prior of Worcester. To be held at Manor. Grant confirmed by Henry IV 15th November 1400 and by Edward IV on 20th November 1461. Market recorded in 1540 and 1573 it continued into the twentieth century. Fair Granted for vigil feast morrow Barnabas (11 June) on 28th June 1268 by Henry III to Bishop of Worcester. To be held at Manor. Grant confirmed by Henry IV on 15th November 1400 and by Edward IV on 20th November 1461. The fair fell into disuse c. 1400.
5 Domesday lists Shipston under Worcestershire. The Phillimore edition gives a grid ref. of SP2540.
Ref EW4 The Church (Worcester) holds Shipston itself. 2 hides paying tax. In lordship 2 ploughs. 15 villagers and 5 smallholders with 6 ploughs. 4 male slaves and 1 female slave; a mill at 10s; meadow, 16 acres. The value was and is 50s.
6 Evaluation at Springfield House suggests that ridge and furrow also lay across this site; this would suggest that the limit of medieval Shipston lay to the north of this location.17