The Late Middle Ages
We find the Norman Commissioners, in Domesday Book, busy recording facts about the still existing parish:
"The bishop (Winchester) holds Harwelle in the demesne of his bishopric. Bishop Stigand held it in TR.E. (the reign of Edward) (it was) then (assessed) at 15 hides; now (it is assessed) at 10 hides. There is land for 8 ploughs (caruca + 8 oxen). On the demesne are 2 ploughs; and there are 18 villeins and 5 cottars with 6 ploughs. There are 4 serfs and a mill worth (de) 30 pence, and 45 acres of meadow."