Shipton Enclosure Award 29 April 1745

The landowners named in the Enclosure Act of 1744 are:

  • Richard Lowndes esquire, lord of the manor
  • James Edmonds, clerk, Vicar of Winslow
  • William Guy
  • Elizabeth Bigg
  • Ann Elliott
  • William Hobbs
  • Charles Bowler
  • John Bowler
  • Thomas Bowler
  • Richard Eden
  • John Henley
  • John Parkins
  • Thomas Whiteaves
  • John Elliott
  • Matthew Hobbs
  • John Jenkins
  • Robert Eden
  • Martha Townsend
  • George Elliott
  • Mary Henley

The area of the common fields of Shipton is given as 640 acres.


Sketch map of Shipton fields before enclosure

Shipton field system
Cowpasture
 
Red Hill Field
 
Blackgrove Field
 
Lice Hill Field
 
Houses and orchards
 
Earlier enclosures
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Shipton Inclosure Act p1 Shipton Inclosure Act p2

The table below summarises the individual holdings before and after enclosure. Click on the number to go to the full details.

Number Landholder (with occupation / residence outside Winslow, if known) Original holding Enclosed holding
(acres, roods, perches)
Old field
1a William Hobbs, apothecary & Ann his wife 7a 2a 0r 37p pasture Lice Hill
1b 2a 3r 3p arable; sold by Ann Hobbs to John Turner in 1771 Red
2 Thomas Whiteaves 1a 0a 3r 22¾p Lice Hill
3 Charles Bowler, John Bowler, Thomas Bowler, Richard Eden & Frances his wife, Ann Elliott (children of Charles Bowler, cordwainer, d.1735) 21a (details in Charles Bowler's will) 18a 2r 0p Lice Hill
4a John Henley 13a 1a 1r 11p pasture Lice Hill
4b 2a 3r 7p + 1a 2r 14p pasture Red
4c 3a 0r 35p pasture
Held by Stephen Gibbs in 1776
Blackgrove
5 John Parkins, yeoman, John Jenkins & Joan his wife 12a 9a 1r 0p Red
6 George Elliott 8½a 6a 0r 0p Blackgrove
7 William Guy gent. & Mary his wife 5a 4a 2r 0p
Sold to William Lowndes, 1759
Red
8 Martha Townsend, infant 5a 6a 3r 0p
Sold by Robert Lowndes to William Lowndes, 1759
Red
9a John Elliott 8a 1a 1r 18p pasture & 2a 1r 3p Blackgrove
9b 3a 3r 35p Lice Hill
10 Elizabeth Bigg, widow & Richard Bigg 3a 1a 3r 12p & 0a 3r 12p Lice Hill
11 Mary Henley 2a 1a 3r 0p Blackgrove
12 Robert Eden of Cowley, Middx, carpenter 3½a 2a 2r 0p Blackgrove
13 Matthew Hobbs the elder 3a 1a 1r 8p pasture Lice Hill
14 James Edmunds clerk, Vicar of Winslow Tithes 37a 0r 0p Blackgrove & Red
15a Richard Lowndes
(total holding after enclosure 482a 0r 29p)
133a 93a 3r 18p
This became Redhall Farm
Cowpasture
15b 17a 2r 6p Lice Hill
15c 1a 3r 37p Blackgrove
15d 8a 3r 35p Cowpasture
15e 1a 0r 3p Cowpasture
15f 1a 3r 10p Lice Hill
16 Tithes 23a 0r 6p &10a 3r 23p & 13a 3r 5p Lice Hill
17 unspecified 309a 1r 6p
Most of this later became Magpie and Rands Farms
all

Sketch map of Shipton after enclosure

Hover over the map to see who the land was awarded to. Click to go to the details of the award.

Shipton after enclosure
Land of Richard Lowndes
 
Church land
 
Houses and orchards
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Enclosure Award: Footpaths

And as for and concerning all paths and passages for foot Passengers over and through the said Enclosures or any Part thereof We do direct appoint and order that no paths or passages for foot persons shall be used over and through the said Enclosures other than and Except the Public and Private Roads and Ways hereinbefore set out and described and also the paths or passages herein after mentioned, that is to say ...

One Ancient foot path leading from Winslow to Little Horwood ford over part of Linhill Field allotted to Richard Lowndes Esqr.

Also One other ancient foot path leading from Shipton to Swanbourne over the Land allotted to the said Vicar and to the said Richard Lowndes through Shade Lane.

Also One other ancient foot path leading from Shipton to Mursley over the Red Field through Shade Lane over the said Vicar's Land and the Land allotted to the said Richard Lowndes.

Also One other ancient foot path leading from Winslow to Hogston over Knowl Furlong in said Linhill field allotted to the said Richard Lowndes.

Summary of the awards of land

1. William Hobbs & Ann his wife

2. Thomas Whiteaves

3. Charles Bowler, John Bowler, Thomas Bowler, Richard Eden & Frances his wife, Ann Elliott

4. John Henley

5. John Parkins, John Jenkins & Joan his wife

6. George Elliott

7. William Guy & Mary his wife

8. Martha Townsend

9. John Elliott

10. Elizabeth Bigg, widow & Richard Bigg

11. Mary Henley

12. Robert Eden of Cowley, Middx, carpenter

13. Matthew Hobbs the elder

14. James Edmunds clerk, Vicar of Winslow, in lieu of tithes

15. Richard Lowndes, in lieu of 133 acres

16. Richard Lowndes, in lieu of tithes

17. Richard Lowndes, residue

Copyright 30 November, 2015
William Hobbs William Hobbs Thomas Whiteaves Charles Bowler John Henley John Henley John Henley John Parkins George Elliott William Guy Martha Townsend John Elliott John Elliott Elizabeth Bigg Mary Henley Robert Eden Matthew Hobbs Vicar Richard Lowndes Richard Lowndes Richard Lowndes Richard Lowndes