Weston on Avon Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Weston on Avon. This is based on the the Ordnance Survey map of 1886 and the remains of ridge and furrow cultivation.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map of 1887, 43 SE.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish.
3 Domesday lists Weston in Gloucestershire. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 15,51.
Ref EG 5 in Witley Hundred The Church (Winchcombe) holds Weston (on Avon) itself. 3 hides, 1 free. In lordship 2 ploughs; 5 villagers and a priest with 2 ploughs. The value was 20s; now 40s.
Ref EG, 15 (Land of Hugh of Grandmesnil) Weston (on Avon) and Roger from him. 4 hides. Baldwin held it. In lordship 2 ploughs. 6 villagers with 3 ploughs. 4 male and 5 female slaves. A mill at 10s. The value was £7; now £6.
4 The first edition map shows a tiny hamlet situated in the angle between Marchfont Brook and the Avon. Ridge and furrow survival abuts the settlement in two places on the west. The church [WA1291] dates from the C15th, but a church was recorded here in 1290. Domesday indicates quite a valuable village, so there must have been shrinkage, or else there is perhaps a deserted area not yet identified. WA1343 is the site of a medieval house to the west of the village.

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