Wimpstone Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The possible extent of the Medieval settlement of Wimpstone, as suggested by documentary evidence.

Notes about this historic site

1 The possible extent of Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6″ map of 1884, 50NE.
2 The ridge and furrow plotting of the parish.
3 The first edition map shows a small fairly dispersed village with a large triangular area and also an empty area and an orchard at its centre. The ridge and furrow plotting shows survival that abuts the settlement to the southwest and to the east. Wimpstone lies within the area of the possible location of Newnham Deserted Medieval Settlement [WA7024], and Newnham is listed in Domesday, but Wimpstone isn’t.

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