Wellesbourne Mountford Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of Medieval settlement at Wellesbourne Mountford based on work carried out on the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map of 1886, 45 NW.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish.
3 The 1886 map shows Wellesbourne Mountford as a densley built village around a central large open triangular area. There is a straight street down to the ford, but the other lanes are sinuous. Although W. Mountford is not listed in Domesday, on this 1886 map it looks older than W. Hastings, as if growth had been organic and not planned. The stream forms one boundary, and ridge and furrow survival can be seen to abut the settlement on the other sides.

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