Wasperton Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement at Wasperton as suggested by work carried out on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ OS map of 1886, 39SW.
2 Wasperton is listed in Domesday in Tremlow Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 26,58.
Ref 6,18 (Land of Coventry Church) Wasperton. 5 hides. Land for 11 ploughs. In lordship 1; 2 slaves; 18 villagers and 1 smallholder with 7 ploughs. A mill at 20s, 4 packloads of salt and 1,000 eels; meadow, 30 acres; woodland 1/2 league long and 2 furlongs wide. Value before 1066 £4; later 50s; now 70s.
3 The 1886 map shows a hamlet each side of a winding main street. There are empty areas containing trees, which suggest shrinkage. There is a hedge marked running close to the river which is a flood terrace hedge although it looks a bit like a boundary hedge. Thre is no ridge and furrow survival marked on the mapdata, nor ridge and furrow plotting of the parish. WA 5250 is the site of a medieval church, and WA 2204 the remains of a medieval manor house.

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