Seckington Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The probable extent of the medieval settlement at Seckington based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1885.

Notes about this historic site

1 The probable extent of the medieval settlement based on the OS map of 1885, 3NW.
2 There are two entries for Seckington in Domesday. The grid reference in the Phillimore edition is SK 2607.
Ref 16,25 in Seckington 2 1/2 hides. Ingenwulf and Arnulf hold from him. Godric held it; he was a free man. Land for 5 ploughs. In lordship 2 ploughs; 6 villagers and 5 smallholders with 3 ploughs. Value 40s.
Ref 28,3 Indhael holds 2 1/2 hides in Seckington. Land for 4 ploughs. Meadow 1 1/2 acres. The value was and is 30s.
Ernwy held it.
3 A small compact settlement roughly square in shape on the 1885 map, with back lanes and an ancient look. Ridge and furrow on the mapdata abuts the settlement to the west and east. The castle [WA167] and the church [WA168] date from the medieval period.

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