History in

Onehouse, Harleston and Shelland

Welcome.

The Parish magazine is called OHSMag so perhaps this should be OHS-Hist.  On these webpages we can share information about the OHS Local History Group, AND the history of Onehouse, Harleston and Shelland.

Either read on or click on one of these.

OHS Local History Group
Onehouse
Harleston
Shelland

 

 

 

 

 

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OHS Local History Group

We meet in the Trinity Hall (formerly Church Room), Forest Rd, Onehouse , IP14 3HJ

on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30, unless advised otherwise. (** below warns that this will be the second Tuesday)

Annual Subs £10, meetings cost £3  for members and visitors £4.

Any queries call Jill Raisey 01449672818

Coming Up

February 5th          The Sad Story of Airship R101                Dr Geoffrey Kay

March 5th               The Stowmarket Navigation                   The River Gipping Trust

April 9th**              The Home Front in Suffolk 1914-1918       Nick Sign

May 7th                   Visit to Dad’s Army Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Onehouse … In The Beginning

Well we all have to start somewhere so …

Start with the place name of Onehouse. The earliest mention so far is 1086 in the Domesday Survey and it is spelt as Anhus.    It is a Saxon word and means a single or lonely House. The “house” is sometimes translated as a hall. Later it is spelt as Onhus, which is getting dangerously close to our local pronunciation of “Wunnus”

Look at the following map (click on the highlighted text) of listed buildings for Onehouse,

Sketchmap of listed buildings in Onehouse

How many of these old buildings can you name?   What we can see today of these  listed buildings  are timbers dating from the 1600s, but it would be a safe bet that these buildings were made on top of, or adjacent to, older dwellings.

Somehow there were 36 households here at the time of the Domesday (Just Click Here for a look) Survey in 1086 in 5 separate farm estates.  Use the Map of the listed buildings to help you guess where you would think that these estates were?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harleston … In The Beginning

Well we all have to start somewhere so …

Start with the place name of Harleston. The earliest mention so far is 1086 in the Domesday Survey and it is spelt as Heroluestuna.    It is a Saxon word and means Herowulf or Herewulf’s estate or farmstead. Herowulf or Herewulf is a person’s name

Look at the following map (click on the highlighted text) of listed buildings for Harleston

Sketch map of listed buildings in Harleston

How many of these old buildings can you name?   What we can see today of these  listed buildings  are timbers dating from the 1600s, but it would be a safe bet that these buildings were made on top of, or adjacent to, older dwellings.

Somehow there were 28 households here at the time of the Domesday (Just Click Here for a look)  survey in 1086.  Perhaps we might be missing a few dwellings on our Sketch map. Any thoughts where they could be?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelland … In The Beginning

Well we all have to start somewhere so …

Start with the place name of  Shelland. The earliest mention so far is 1086 in the Domesday Survey and it is spelt as Sellanda.    It is a Saxon word and means newly cultivated land on an edge or a shelf. From this it looks as if Shelland was only recently brought under the plough at the time of Domesday.

Look at the following map (click on the highlighted text) of listed buildings for   Shelland

A Sketch map to show the listed buildings in Shelland

How many of these old buildings can you name?   What we can see today of these  listed buildings  are timbers dating from the 1600s, but it would be a safe bet that these buildings were made on top of, or adjacent to, older dwellings.

There were 4 households here at the time of the Domesday (Just Click here for a look)  survey in 1086.  The buildings at the bottom of the map appear to be a lost settlement straddling the border with neighbouring villages. Note that Shelland Hall is now in the parish of Rattleden, someone redrew the boundary here!

With all that in mind it does seem uncanny that Shelland can still show 4 main farming estates.