The Five Hides of Nursling Tony Brown and others (1996) 96pp (A4 format) 335g ISBN 978-0-9503980-5-1 A study of Nursling village with the emphasis on Saxon and Medieval periods
The Five Hides of Nursling
- This is a study of Nursling village with the emphasis on Saxon and Medieval periods This study charts the development of the community at Nursling from pre-historic times. It considers the effect of Roman occupation and then looks at Nursling when it was the site of an important monastery, one of whose monks was St Wynfrith, or St Boniface as he has been known to most later people. After the monastery was closed, much of Nursling passed into the hands of the Priory of St Swithun’s, Winchester. Their records have been used to cast light on agriculture and village life in the medieval period. The volume finishes with a brief survey of more recent developments and the challenges facing the area. The work is a team effort by Tony Brown, Stephen Cooper, Keith Dawe, Paul Gale and Andrew Russel.