Upper Quinton Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible area of Medieval settlement at Upper Quinton. This area may have remained after other local settlement shrinkage.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible area of settlement that remained after the shrinkage of MWA6452, based on the first edition 6″ map of 1884, 50SW.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish.
3 Domesday lists Quinton under Gloucestershire. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 17,46 which is that of Upper Quinton.
Ref EG13 Hugh (of Grandmesnil) also holds Quinton. 2 hides. A thane held it. In lordship 2 ploughs; 5 villagers and 1 smallholder with 3 ploughs. 4 male slaves, 1 female slave. Their value was £7; now £4.
Ref EG14 Quinton, and Roger from him. 12 hides. Baldwin held it before 1066. In lordship 3 ploughs; 17 villagers and 2 smallholders with 9 ploughs. 6 slaves. The value was £7; now £6.
4 The first edition map shows houses grouped around the Green, but only on the north and east sides, – the west and south consist almost entirely of empty plots, some of which contain trees or have been planted with orchards. A little lane runs down through the centre north/south, with a small triangular enclosed patch (market?), beside which the lane does a dog leg. The ridge and furrow plotting abuts the settlement tightly on all sides. A brook runs along the eastern boundary, and there is what looks like a boundary hedge on the southern side. Domesday indicates a valuable village. MWA2359 is the site of shrunken settlement.

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