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Medieval settlement at Shilton

Summary The Medieval settlement at Shilton. It included the laying out of a prominent back lane and extension of settlement to the east of the church.
What Is It?  
Type: Settlement
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Shilton
District: Rugby, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 40 84
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
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1 The Medieval settlement at Shilton, Rugby included the laying out of a prominent back lane and extension of settlement to the east of the church. The planned expansion is in contrast to the previously unplanned settlement layout. This development may be a response to an agrarian change and rising population levels in the post-Conquest period.
2 The Medieval settlement can be traced on the Ordnance Survey first edition map of 1888.
3 Noted.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Ansty and Shilton
Author/originator: D C O Adams
Date: 1907
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: 17SE 1:10560 1888
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1888
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: Bridging the Gap: Recent Research on Rural and Urban Settlement Forms in Medieval Warwickshire
Author/originator: Lilley K
Date: 1995
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back

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