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 Enough land to support a free family and dependents.
 As much land as could be tilled with one plough in a year.
 So size dependent on quality of land.

Virgate
Averaging 30 acres but varying greatly

Villan, villein
Occupier of land in the feudal vill
Villager, peasant

Vill
 A division under the fuedal system consisting of a number of houses and adjacent lands

Bordar
A villein of the lowest rank, who held a cottage at his lords pleasure, for which he rendered menial service

Demesne
In the Feudal system, demesne (also spelled desmesne; via Old French demeine from Latin dominium) was all the land, not necessarily all contiguous to the Manor House, that was retained by a lord for his own use - as distinguished from land "alienated" or granted to others (alieni) as freehold tenants.
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Fossils
The conglomeration of ammonites were found in Stockton quarry nearby. The others in fields and ponds around Wolfhamcote. Pictures here in the Photo section.
1549
The will and inventory of John Good is here.
Thanks to Bob Houghton for the translation

1892
New Church of St Mark’s built in Flecknoe. The vicar’s letter.
1899
The Great Central line opens
1248
First recorded facts  Geoffrey de Langeley puts a chaplain in charge
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1970 
    The Friends of Wolfhamcote Church formed under the chairmanship of poet laureate Sir John Betjeman







RCF refers to The Redundant Churches Fund which was set up in 1969 and later became The Churches Conservation Trust
1932-1944
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!957  It is proposed to move the church to a housing estate in Nuneaton. Reported in The Coventry Evening Telegraph Friday December 27, 1957
1952
Looters violate coffin for jewels. Daventry Weekly Express 14 November 1952.