MAP OF THE GLEBE LANDS
in the Townships of Wentnor, Medlicot and Home in the County of Salop belonging to the Rector of Wentnor
Undated (18C or 19C)
Size: 580 mm x 430 mm. Scale: approx.1 inch = 12 chains
Shropshire Archives ref: P296/F/1/1
Glebe land was a portion of land assigned to an individual vicar as part of his benefice. Maps showing glebe land exist in a number of parish collections and documents relating to an exchange of glebe land often exist in other solicitors’ and estate collections.
This unusual map is part of the parish collection for Wentnor. It shows 16 separate plots of land, each of a true shape and in scale with each other, but not contiguous. The acreage of each is given alongside and the fields are named; the word ‘dole’ is used to describe a portion of some of the plots. Even though a compass is depicted, the map is clearly not entirely to scale and is incomplete since it does not illustrate much detail in the areas between the glebe plots. A comparison with the tithe maps shows that, although the map is foreshortened particularly from north to south, the plots are in correct relative positions. The church is pictured, the tenants named and adjacent land owners and school land are labelled.