Ullenhall Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Ullenhall. It is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886 and is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map of 1886, 31NE.
2 Evidence from aerial photographs. Ridge and furrow closely surrounds the old church of St Mary, but structures can be seen around Hall End Farm.
3 Domesday lists Ullenhall in Ferncombe Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 12,67.
Ref 22,6 (Land of Robert of Stafford) in Ullenhall 1 hide. Land for 15 ploughs. 17 villagers and 11 smallholders with 6 ploughs. Woodland 1/2 league long and 1 furlong wide. The value was and is £3. Waga held it.
4 The 1886 map shows no concentration of settlement, except for a small area just east of the new Church of St Mary along the main street. This includes a triangular area which might have been the market place. The ridge and furrow plotting shows survival which abuts this settlement everywhere except to the south. The medieval church of St Mary [WA986] is 900m northeast, a considerable distance. There is a deserted medieval site at Hallend [WA989], so perhaps the church lay between the two areas of occupation – a polyfocal village. There are 5 known sites of moats in the parish.

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