Stoneleigh Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the medieval settlement at Stoneleigh based on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the medieval settlement based on the OS map of 1886, 26SE.
2 The entry in Domesday has the village in Stoneleigh Hundred. The Phillimore edition gives a grid ref. of 3372.
Ref 1,4 Stoneleigh. King Edward held it. 6 hides . Land for.. In lordship 5 ploughs; 1 male and 1 female slave. 68 villagers and 4 smallholders with 2 priests have 30 ploughs. 2 mills at 35s 40d; meadow 20 acres; woodland 4 leagues long and 2 leagues wide; pasture for 2,000 pigs.
3 An unusual feature of this village as shown on the 1886 map is the number of little buildings on the northern side, presumably houses, which have no defined gardens or plots, and which are set among trees. Domesday indicates a very large settlement, but there are no further clues on this map. The mapinfo only shows ridge and furrow survival south of the river.

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