Information for record number MWA7444:
Poss. D.M.V. at Coton

Summary A possible Medieval deserted settlement of Chilvers Coton which is suggested by documentary evidence.
What Is It?  
Type: Deserted Settlement
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Nuneaton and Bedworth
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 36 90
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Coton Deserted Medieval Village, centered on Coton Arches roundabout, extends towards the church.
2 The site of the original Village, including the church, is where a road running south from Nuneaton to Bedworth is crossed by one running west from Attleborough to Heath End, from which place another road leads south to the hamlet of Griff. At the beginning of the C17 the records of Chilvers Coton contain many references to mills. There was a water-mill on the lands of the Hospitallers in 1541, and in 1556 there was also a windmill, the property of Edward Scarminge.
3 Letter about possible sites.
4 In COLESHILL Hundred. Harold son of Earl Ralph holds CHILVERS (COTON) from the king. 8 hides. Land for 10 ploughs. In lordship half a plough; 9 slaves; 15 Villagers and 7 smallholders with 7 ploughs. Meadow, 3 furlongs long and 1 wide; woodland 1.5 leagues long and 1 league wide. The value was 40; now 50. His father held it.
5 Map.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 4, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1947
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Volume/Sheet: 4
Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Bibliographic reference
Author/originator: Cook A F
Date: 1995
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Domesday Book Warwickshire incl Birmingham
Author/originator: Phillimore and Co Ltd
Date: 1976
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Archaeological sites in the Nuneaton area
Author/originator: Cook A F
Date: 1995
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Source No: 5
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1995
Author/originator: Cook A F
Date: 1995
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source Domesday Book The Domesday Book was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. It contains records for about 13,000 medieval settlements in the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees (the border with Scotland at the time). The Domesday Book is a detailed record of the lands and their resources that belonged to the king. It also records the identity of the landholders and their tenants. back
technique Documentary Evidence Documentary evidence is another name for written records. The first written records in Britain date back to the Roman period. Documentary evidence can take many different forms, including maps, charters, letters and written accounts. When archaeologists are researching a site, they often start by looking at documentary evidence to see if there are clues that will help them understand what they might find. Documentary evidence can help archaeologists understand sites that are discovered during an excavation, field survey or aerial survey. back
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 VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument ROUNDABOUT * A circular construction at the intersection of two or more roads to aid the passage of vehicles from one road to another. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument WINDMILL * A tower-like structure of wood or brick with a wooden cap and sails which are driven around by the wind producing power to work the internal machinery. Use with product type where known. back
monument HAMLET * Small settlement with no ecclesiastical or lay administrative function. back
monument ARCH * A structure over an opening usually formed of wedge-shaped blocks of brick or stone held together by mutual pressure and supported at the sides; they can also be formed from moulded concrete/ cast metal. A component; use for free-standing structure only. back
monument MILL * A factory used for processing raw materials. Use more specific mill type where known. See also TEXTILE MILL, for more narrow terms. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument DESERTED SETTLEMENT * An abandoned settlement, usually of the Medieval period, often visible only as earthworks or on aerial photographs. back
monument HIDE * A shelter, sometimes camouflaged, for the observation of birds and animals at close quarters. back
monument MEADOW * A piece of grassland, often near a river, permanently covered with grass which is mown for use as hay. back

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