Hampton in Arden, West Midlands, DY1 4SB
Date of visit: 20th June 2020
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Hampton in Arden is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, in the West Midlands of England. Hampton in Arden was part of Warwickshire until the 1974 boundary changes. It lies within the Meriden Gap area of countryside between Solihull and Coventry.
Hampton is mentioned in the Domesday Book, when it was held by Geoffrey de Wirce.
“In Coleshill Hundred Hantone. 10 hides. Land for 22 ploughs. In lordship 2; 2 male and 2 female slaves. 50 villagers with a priest and 16 smallholders have 13 ploughs. A mill at 40d; meadow, 10 acres; woodland 3 leagues long and 3 wide. The value was and is 100s.”
All of Geffrey’s lands were held freely by Leofwin. Geffrey’s wife was called Aelfeva and her English name suggests that Geffrey may have acquired his Warwickshire lands through her, by inheritance rather than by confiscation; she may have been Leofwin’s heiress. A priest was recorded, implying that a church existed.
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Location – UK Postcode DY1 4SB
Location – OS Grid Ref: 395064, 291303
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.51958, -2.07418
Location – Northing / Westing 52°25’29.7″N 1°42’09.1″W