Eyford

 

 

Site type: DMV

There are no clear earthworks at the site with the area landscaped in the eighteenth century. The location of the settlement was probably along the road to the south, close to the ford over the River Eye where the main farm and house was recorded in the seventeenth century. [1]

Eyford is mentioned in the Domesday Book with a minimum population of 21. A church is recorded from 1273, with a total of nine rectors recorded. [1] The presence of a church would suggest a settlement but by 1327 only a single person was assessed. [2] From 1376 no tithingman represented the vill at the hundred court. [1] By 1462 the church was no longer needed. [2] By 1540 most of the parish seems to be sheep pasture. [1] It is suggested that the settlement was depopulated by the mid-fourteenth century.

Appears in the Gazetteer of Deserted Medieval Villages known in 1968.

References:
[1] Elrington, C.R. and K. Morgan 1965. 'Eyford', C.R. Elrington (ed.) A History of the County of Gloucester. Volume 6: 72-76. London: Oxford University Press.
[2] Franklin, P. 1993. The Taxpayers of Medieval Gloucestershire. Stroud: Alan Sutton: 59.
Pre-1974 county:
Gloucestershire
Historic parish:
Eyford
Present county or unitary area:
Gloucestershire
Modern parish:
Upper Slaughter
Grid reference:
SP 146246
Latitude:
51.91974469
Longitude:
-1.78911199

Documentary resources
Domesday reference:
GLOS 66,3
Domesday minimum number of individuals:
21
Taxation 1291 (main):
Not recorded
Taxation 1291 (portions):
Not recorded
Lay subsidy 1334 total paid:
114.5
Poll Tax 1377 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1377 total paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1379 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1379 total paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1381 number who paid:
Not recorded
Poll Tax 1381 total paid:
Not recorded
Lay subsidy 1524 number who paid:
No surviving record
Lay Subsidy 1524 total paid:
No surviving record
Lay Subsidy 1525 number who paid:
No surviving record
Lay Subsidy 1525 total paid:
No surviving record
Lay Subsidy 1543/4 number who paid:
Diocesan returns 1563:
Not recorded
Census 1801 total population:
57 (Parish)
Census 1841 total population:
83 (Parish)
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
12
E179 date and type last doc:
1678 March 20 act for raising money by a poll
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
1320-1380
NMR number:
330441, 763733
HER number:
GLOS 2638
Investigation history:
2002-2006 North Gloucestershire Cotswolds and Forest of Dean NMP.
Cartographic or photographic records:
Site status:
Not Scheduled
x coordinate:
414600
y coordinate:
224600
Bibliography:
Aston, M. and L. Viner 1981. ‘Gloucestershire Deserted Villages’, Glevensis 15: 22-29.
Beresford, M. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.
See also:
NMR Pastscape
www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=330441
www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=763733
Open Domesday
opendomesday.org/place/SP1424/eyford/