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Past Events - Autumn-Winter 2006/7

Caplor Farm, Tuesday 30th January

Finds recording

Caplor Farm, Tuesday 16th January

Finds washing and recording

Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Tuesday 12th December

processing more of the finds from our Gillow Farm excavation

Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Tuesday 5th December

processing the archaeological finds from our Gillow Farm excavation

Upper Orchard, Hoarwithy, Monday 4th December

Transcribing  and translating Latin documents relevant to the LOWV project

Upper Orchard, Hoarwithy, Wednesday 29th November

The group transcribed a 1580 survey of the lands of the Pengethley estate. The manor house of the estate was later re-built and is now the Pengethley Manor Hotel.

 

The survey of all the arable lands pastures woods meadows belonging to the manor of Pengethley in Irchenfielde in the county of Hereford taken 26th day of Feb by the information of Thomas Higgins sometime bailiff of the said manor, John Seymour  farmer of the said manor and Phillip Seymour and others.

 

Item Scyte of the said manor edified with the hall buttery kitchen and chambers and all other houses garners barns and stables necessary with the orchards gardens containing in itself by estimation 2 acres.

Item A close in three parcels lying to the barns of the said manor now called the Long Close the wood called Pengethley Wood of the north part and the common way leading to Monmouth of the south part abutting upon the site of the said manor towards the east and the land of John Abrahall Esq towards the west cont by est 8 acres.

Item the wood called Pengethley Wood lying between the said Long Close on the south part and the lands of John Abrahall, Thomas Higgin, and Thomas Kerley gent of the north and abutting upon the lands of the said manor called the Perryfields and Fetches Croft towards the east and the land of the said John Abrahall towards the west cont by est 16 acres.

Item Moor east called the Perrifields lying between the lands n orth of Thomas Kerley gent and John Abrahall Esq of the north part and the lands of the said manor called Fishpole field of the south part and abutting upon the land of the manor called the Grane field  towards the east and the Fetch Close and wood aforesaid to the west cont by est 30 acres.

Item At the east end of the said field lying one other field called the Grane field between the lands of John Abrahall of the north part and the lands of the manor called Gatelecroste of the south part and abutting upon the lands of Henry Panghane and the lands and grove of this manor of the east part and the said Perrifield and Fishpool field cont by est 30 acres on the west.

Item One piece of land Grove Hill lying est of Grove field aforesaid between the land of aforesaid viz the land of Henry Vaughan of the north and the land of Thomas Agrove of the south-east abutting upon the land of Robert ap Pye and west upon the Grove field aforesaid and cont by est 5 acres.

Item. One Grove of wood of 14 years growth called Gatleyscroft Grove without parcel of pasture thereunto adjoining towards the north cont by est one acre and half the said pasture and grove lying together between the land of this manor called Gatleyscroft and the Grove field of the west and the lands of Laurence Vaughan and Th Agrove and Robert Ap Pye of the south and north of the lands aforesaid and the land of Th Agrove 5 ½ acres.

Item One field called Gatleyscroft between the Grove field of the north and the land of the said manor called Hellygaye of the southabutting upon Gatleys Grove and the land of Robert ap Pye and the lands of this manor called Fishpool field towards the west cont by est 9 acres.

Item One field divided into two parcels with groves called Helligay lying between the said close called Gatleyscross and the lands of Robert ap Pye of the north and the Kings highwaye leading from Ross to Hereford of the south and abutting upon the common way leading from the cross of the hand to the Grove on the east and the lands of this manor called the Lower field towards the west cont by est 26 acres.

Item One field called the Lower field without Grove and a meadow Plat lying  between the Kings highway as aforesaid on the south and the lands of the manor Fishpool Hill and Gatleys Croft of the north and abutting upon Helligay towards the east and the Green Close towards the west and cont by est 30 acres.

Item one field called Fishpolefield lying between Gatlescroft of the east and the fytchcrofte of the west and abutteth upon the perryfireld towards the north and the lower field toward the south cont by est 30 acres

Item two croftes now lying in a piece called Fytchecroft between the Perryfield and Fishpolefield and the wood of Pengethley and the scyte of the manor of the west and abuttynge on Perryfields towards the north and Green Close to the south and cont by est 6 acres

Item one close called Green Close adjoining to the scyte of the manor lying between the said scyte and the Fytchesfield of the north and the Kings Highway of the south, the east head abuttyinge upon the Lower Field and the west head upon the way leading from the manor and cont by est 10acres

Item one the other side the way two pastures lying in one called the Horseles between the kings highway of the north and the meadow of the said manor called the Slade of the south and abuttynge upon the Walnuttree Close toward the west and the Waynefield toward the ease and cont by est 13 acres

Item one meadow adjoining to the Horseles called the Slade lying between the Horseles and the further field cont by est 2 acres

Item two fields called the Waynefield lying together in two parcels between the land of Philip Vaughan called the Waynefield of the east and the Horseles on the west abutting upon the Kings Highway toward the north and the land of Philip Seymor toward the south cbe 12 acres

Item one piece of meadow lying in the east corner of the Waynefield cbe one acre

Item in the commonfield called the Waynevale between the way leading from Abergavenny towards Ross and the lands of John Scudamore Esq and Robert Walker of the south, the east head abutting upon the lands o f Philip Vaughan toward the east and the land of John Smith toward the west cbe 2 ½ acres

Item one piece of land lying in Treradow Field between the land of John Seymor on the north and the land of Robert Peterstowe of the south and abutteth upon the land now in the tenure of Robert Hawker of the east and the lands of Philip Smith and Robert Peterstowe of the west cbe2 ½ acres

Item one close of arable land called Vaughan’s Close lying between the said way from Abergavenny to Ross of the south and the lands of Philip Smith and John Hey and the land in the tenure of Roger Hawker of the north abutteth upon the land of John seymor of the east and the land of Philip smith and JA of the west cbe 3 acres.

Item In the further field one acre of land abutting upon the aforesaid way toward the south and the land of the this manor towards the north viz  between the lands of John Seymour both of the parts east and the west cont in est 1 acre.

Item One piece in the same field abutting upon the said way toward the south and the land of Phillip Seymour called Parrocks of the north between the lands of the north of the said john Seymour of the west and the land in the tenure of the said Roger Hawker of the west cont in the est 1 acre ¼ .

Item One piece in the said field between the land of the said John Seymour of the east and the land of the said Phillip Smyth of the west abutteth upon the land of this manor and  John Seymour toward the south and the land of this manor toward the north cont by est 2 acres.

Item One piece in the said field between the land now in the tenure of Roger Hawker  of the east and John Hye of the west the south head abutteth On the said land of this manor and the land of this manor on the north and cont by est 1 acre.

Item In the same field in the north end of the same piece lieth one other piece between the meadow of this manor and the land of Phillip Seymour and the Parrocks of the east and the land of this manor on the west and abutteth on the Slade of the north and the land aforesaid and the lands of Phillip Smythe and John Hye and lnd in the tenure of Roger Hawker cont by est 2 ½ acres.

Item One other piece lying to the said piece between the said piece and the lands of John Hye of the east and the lands of the said Phillip Smyth of the west abutting upon the land of the said Phillip and John Hye toward the south and the Slade aforesaid on the north cont by est 2 acres.

Item One piece more west in the said field  between the land of the said Phillip Smyth of the east and west the south head abbuteth upon the land of John Hye and the north head abutteth upon the Slade and cont by est 1 ½

Item One other piece west in the said field and between the land of the said Phillip Smyth of the east and the common way leading to Monmouth on the west abutting upon the land of Phillip Seymour on the north towards the north and the Slade toward the south and cont by est 2 acres.

Item In the Broad field one piece of land lying between the land of John Seymour on the south and land of William Tayler of the north and abbuteth upon the land of this manor and the north and abutteth upon the land of this manor and the land of John Seymour toward the east and the land of the said John Seymour toward the west cont by est 3 ½ acres

Item One piece in the said field extending in the length between the land of Phillip Smyth of the south part  and the land of the said John Seymour of the north abutteth upon the highway leading to Monmouth of the east and the land of this manor and the said John Seymour on the west cont by est 5 acres.

Item 1 ¼ acre lying in Kings Caple near the water of Wey viz. between the meadows.

Summa Acri 247 ½

 

 

Skenfrith Local History, Friday 24th November

Crossing the River

An illustrated talk by Heather Hurley

Upper Orchard, Hoarwithy, Monday 20th November

Reading, transcribing and translating original medieval Latin documents relevant to the LOWV project

Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Tuesday 7th November

Processing finds from our recent projects at the offices of Archenfield Archaeology

Upper Orchard, Hoarwithy, Monday 6th November

Reading, transcribing and translating original medieval Latin documents relevant to the LOWV project

Upper Orchard, Hoarwithy, Wednesday 25th October

On Tuesday 24th October, Heather Hurley (left) and David Lovelace (above) of the Landscape Origins project, photographed English documents at Hereford Cathedral Archives and Herefordshire Record Office

   

Among the documents was this one regarding Dason Farm, Hentland, which the group transcribed on Wednesday evening.

   

Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Tuesday 24th October

Processing finds from our recent projects at the offices of Archenfield Archaeology

Upper Orchard, Hoarwithy, Monday 23rd October

Reading, transcribing and translating original medieval Latin documents relevant to the LOWV project

Upper Orchard, Hoarwithy, Wednesday 18th October

the group looked at a document of 1635 recording the purchase of property in Hentland by Toby Paine.

The property included fields and pasture around the church and along the boundary with the Pengethley estate in Sellack parish - 'adjoining the lands and woods of Edward Powell esq'.  An Edward Powell was in possession of Pengethley in the late 16th century.

Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Tuesday 10th October

Processing finds from our recent projects

The group processing the finds from our fieldwork at Archenfield Archaeology's offices.

 

 

Weighing and marking ceramic building material (roof and floor tile) collected during fieldwalking earlier in the year.

Upper Orchard, Hoarwithy, Monday 9th October

Reading, transcribing and translating original medieval Latin documents relevant to the LOWV project

The group translated several documents including a charter relating to Fownhope from the reign of Henry VI in 1448.

This document refers to difficulties encountered by Joanna Falwell after the death of her husband, Robert.

Robert died, and was buried, at Eton College , which had been founded by Henry VI in 1440.

'Let it be known that through a petition to us by Joanna, formerly wife of Robert Falwell who recently died in our Royal College of the Blessed Mary of Eton, where he is buried, we have understood how the same Robert, in his lifetime, and the same Joanna, in her right as the heir of John Burghill (that is to say Joanna is the daughter of Agnes, who was the daughter of John Burghill) were seized of 2 carucates of land and 25 acres of meadow in Fownhope in the County of Hereford until recently when a certain John Carsy, then our escheator in the same county, by the interpretation he placed on a certain inquisition, took the buildings, lands and meadow aforesaid into our hands, to her clear destruction unless we provide a remedy.

Joanna was seized of the lands, because her grandfather John Burghill was seized of them when he died and she was his heiress. She was seized of them until the interpretation of the aforesaid inquisition.

Having considered her argument, we of our special grace have granted a licence to the said Joanna to enter the said property and have, occupy and enjoy them to her and her heirs in perpetuity.'

How Caple, Sunday 8th October

A walk to the Wye

A short walk at How Caple followed by tea and history of the court and church. Led by Heather Hurley and David Lovelace.

   

River Wye, Saturday 7th October, Hoarwithy to Wilton

The second leg of the project's survey of the River Wye. One of the canoes at Fawley.

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Friday 29th September

River Wye Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty tour

Hugh Sherlock of Archenfield Archaeology tells the party about the archaeological aspects of the Landscape Origins of the Wye Valley project.

photo - Simon Dereham

 

 

David Lovelace of the LOWV project talking to the group about the project.

photo - Simon Dereham

 

River Wye, Thursday 28th September, Lucksall to Hoarwithy

First leg of a two-part voyage. River Wye -  Survey of navigation sites, river crossings and riverside buildings by canoe. Second leg was on Saturday 7th October. Right - launching from Lucksall. click for details

 

Brampton Abbotts village hall, Wednesday 20th September

Presentation of the work of the Landscape Origins project

Wilton, Saturday 9th September

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

Wilton Castle near Ross-on-Wye was open to the public by kind permission of the owners.

This was organised by the Ross-on-Wye Civic Society and there was a display of LOWV pictures, maps & documents of the castle. There were over 300 visitors.

Hoarwithy, Wednesday 6th September

Walk of 3 miles to Red Rail and Wye Hill led by Heather Hurley for the Hoarwithy Club.

 

 

LOWV earlier events

 
   

Summer 2006

   

Spring 2006

   

Autumn-Winter 2005/6

 

 

Summer 2005

   

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