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Medieval villages were spread out all over Europe through the middle ages. The average Medieval Manor had many main buildings and areas. The first was the Lord's Manor or Domain.  There were also the Church, the Rectory, the crops (wheat, barley, fallow), the tithe barn, the blacksmith, the common, the village green, the mill and the peasants' houses. Every one of these had its own function in the whole community of the village, such as the church which was the religious centre of the whole domain. Below is an interactive map of a medieval town.  To use it click on a main building and it will link to information about it. Below that map is a labelled map, which is also interactive.  It shows which buildings can be clicked on both maps, even though the top map is the primary map, which is more detailed in the links.


The Common The Rectory The Village Church The Village Mill Village Wheat Field Vegtible Field Barley Field A Fallow Field Wheat Field A Fallow Field The Tithe Barn The Village Blacksmith The Lord's Manor House The Lord's Hunting Forest The Village Green

Original Picture: "The Medieval Village" (handout)