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medieval manor map Manor house Woodland has game for hunting and wood for fires and building. Its use may be restricted by the lord. The fallow fields are unplanted fields that are left to have native weeds grow that would add nitrogen to the soil for next season. The parish church was the place for all the ceremonies of life and death. The village was where the peasants that worked the land lived - this one also has a mill, for which the lord probably charged them. Common  pasture fields were used by all the peasants to feed their animals, especially sheep. Spring planting fields were planted with beans, peas, lentils, oats, barley and other foods. Autumn planting fields grew mostly wheat and rye for bread. The Autumn fields were rotated with the Spring and fallow fields in order to keep them all healthy by not draining nutrients too fast. Marshes were not very desirable land. Closes were smaller 
enclosed fields for animal grazing closer to the village and Manor House. Woodland has game for hunting and wood for fires 
and building. Its use may be restricted by the lord. Meadow could be used to grow hay and feed livestock.

All the agriculture fields were divided into several strips. Some of the strips were farmed for the Lord's use, some for the parish church and some for the peasants.

Text: This image shows the plan of a medieval manor. It shows
how the land of a typical manor was divided up for various uses.
The image is divided and described by 10 areas of interest:
Manor House, parish church, village, fallow fields, woodland,
common pasture, spring planting fields, autumn planting fields,
marshes and closes.

The Manor House was the residence of the lord of the manor. The
parish church was the place for all the ceremonies of life and
death. The village was where the peasants that worked the land
lived - this one also has a mill, for which the lord probably charged them.
The fallow fields are unplanted fields that are left to
have native weeds grow that would add nitrogen to the soil for
next season. Woodland has game for hunting and wood for fires
and building. Its use may be restricted by the lord. Common
pasture fields were used by all the peasants to feed their
animals, especially sheep. Spring planting fields were planted
with beans, peas, lentils, oats, barley and other foods. Autumn
planting fields grew mostly wheat and rye for bread. The Autumn
fields were rotated with the Spring and fallow fields in order
to keep them all healthy by not draining nutrients too fast.
Marshes were not very desirable land. Closes were smaller
enclosed fields for animal grazing closer to the village and
Manor House.