Information for record number MWA9131:
Wolverton Medieval Settlement

Summary The possible extent of the Medieval settlement at Wolverton as suggested by the Ordnance Survey map of 1886.
What Is It?  
Type: Settlement
Period: Medieval (1066 AD - 1539 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wolverton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 20 62
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 The possible extent of the Medieval settlement, based on the first edition 6" Ordnance Survey map of 1886, 38NW.
2 Plan
3 Domesday has two entries for Wolverton. It was in Ferncombe Hundred, and the Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 20,62. Ref 22,24 Urfer holds 1 hide, 1 virgate and the third part of 1 virgate in Wolverton. Land for 2 ploughs. In lordship 1, with 1 slave; 2 villagers. Meadow, 1 furlong. The value was 10s; now 20s. Sigmund the Dane held it freely before 1066. Ref 28,17 William (son of Corbucion) also holds in Wolverton 2 1/2 hides and 2 parts of 1 virgate. Land for 5 ploughs. In lordship 1; 4 slaves; 10 villagers and 7 smallholders with 5 ploughs. Meadow, 20 acres; woodland 1 furlong long and 1/2 wide; in Warwick 1 house which pays 8d. The value was 30s; now 60s. Ernwin held it freely before 1066.
4 The 1886 map shows a hamlet consisting of the church, rectory, 4 farms, several orchards, and two other buildings. It looks as if the curved line on the eastern side is the remains of a boundary hedge, in which case there may have been settlement to the north of Glebe farm. There is as yet no ridge and furrow plotting of the parish, but the mapdata shows some survival to the south. The church dates to the C13th/14th, and WA8240 is the site of possible shrunken settlement in the village.

Source No: 3
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Domesday Book Warwickshire incl Birmingham
Author/originator: Phillimore and Co Ltd
Date: 1976
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Desk Top Study
Title: Comments on villages and towns in the Medieval Settlement study.
Author/originator: Hester Hawkes.
Date: 2002/3
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 1st edition 6" maps. Medieval settlement evaluation.
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1880s
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Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 38NW 1:10560 1886
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1886
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Volume/Sheet: 38NW
Source No: 2
Source Type: Plan
Title: Plan of Wolverton Taken From 1886 OS Map
Author/originator: Corfield, S
Date: 1998
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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
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 HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
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 SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument SETTLEMENT * A small concentration of dwellings. back
monument HAMLET * Small settlement with no ecclesiastical or lay administrative function. back
monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument RIDGE AND FURROW * A series of long, raised ridges separated by ditches used to prepare the ground for arable cultivation. This was a technique, characteristic of the medieval period. back
monument BOUNDARY * The limit to an area as defined on a map or by a marker of some form, eg. BOUNDARY WALL. Use specific type where known. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument HIDE * A shelter, sometimes camouflaged, for the observation of birds and animals at close quarters. back
monument HEDGE * Usually a row of bushes or small trees planted closely together to form a boundary between pieces of land or at the sides of a road. back
monument ORCHARD * An enclosure used for the cultivation of fruit trees. back
monument MEADOW * A piece of grassland, often near a river, permanently covered with grass which is mown for use as hay. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back
monument TOWN * An assemblage of public and private buildings, larger than a village and having more complete and independent local government. back

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