The Common Open fields of Tintinhull.

The view to the North showing the northern parish boundary (white dots), the Moors, West Field, East Field and likely position of the North field.The Moors and the Moor drove are frequently mentioned in the churchwardens accounts. In medieval times there had also been a North field but it measured only 1 ac. by 1580 (VCH). Reference to Donkey drove and Beast Pasture in the West field by the late 1500s (Petre estate Survey) also confirms that this field was used for pasture at this time. Previously the field was for arable crops as witnessed by the abundant remains of ridge and furrows which the later inclosure features overlay, see survey report (pdf ) . Together with Titinhull Moor the West Field formed the common pasturage of the village in the 16C (VCH). Also according to the VCH description of Tintinhull, the East field was still arable at the end of the 16C. This aerial photo (taken by T Olivey) also has the position of other Roman (R) and earlier settlements (I & RB) marked together with the position of a shrunken portion of the village. This later has been surveyed and is shown as section A in green on the survey report.

View map of Parish Boundary here

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R = roman settlement, I = iron age spread bank (settlement?), RB = romano-british fields, SV = shrunken village remains (site of deserted portion of village)