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Village Maps

The simplest way to illustrate the work that has been achieved on house histories is via an interactive map for each village. Each village map contains a number of 'active' areas - the mouse cursor changes shape as it is moved over an 'active' area, and pressing the left mouse button at this time will expand the information to a lower level giving more details.

If a completed house history exists for an individual property, this will be included (normally in PDF format), at the lowest/greatest level of detail.

Where possible, details are also given of the layout of each village's lands in the medieval period; this information about the early layout and usage of the land has been gleaned by careful study of early property deeds of the 1600s and 1700s, analysis of fieldname maps, Enclosure documentation of the late 1700s, and the wealth of medieval and early-modern information contained in the Crick manorial documents.

In some cases, it is also possible to show information about even earlier periods - for instance, increasing evidence is being discovered of occupation during the Iron Age and the Roman period - and at Barby Nortoft evidence of a separate settlement during the Saxon-Danish period. For convenience, links to this information are also provided in this section.

Now, here is the top-level entrance map for Kilsby, Crick and Barby ...