The fields surrounding East Trewick at NZ 11297960 and North Trewick at NZ 105806 are marked by strong rig and furrow, but none of the remains normally associated with depopulation are visible either on the ground or on available aerial photographs (RAF 1956). Trewick may have been of non-nucleated type. (2)
Trewick was recorded as a vill in 1242. The greatest number of inhabitants recorded in the Middle Ages was four, in the 1312 Lay Subsidy. A grant of 1306 recorded the transfer of two tofts and buildings, and one husbandland and croft.
An IPM of 1583 suggests a total of about nine tenements. By the mid 17th century the whole township belonged to the Middleton family. In 1701 the estate included three arable fields each 80 acres, 100 acres of arable land, a capital messuage, a malt house, and five messuages. The township had been divided into two farms by that date. Trewick itself, now called East Trewick, had been reduced to its present size of one farmstead with a few cottages by 1840. (3)
Lidar and air photography survey revealed no remains indicative of settlement. Large areas of Trewick's open fields survive as extant ridge and furrow cultivation earthworks east of the present farm. (4)
General association with HER 31678. (5)
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