Six or seven sites linked nominally with taxpayers of 1327 and 1332 form a line running north-south in the eastern half of the parish; these are: Gosden, Goodyers, Welches (later Long House), Wallhurst, Oakendene, Westridge, and possibly Kings. Eastridge in the south-east corner may be linked with the surname atte Ridge.
In the western half of the parish another north-south line of sites was similarly linked: Woldringfold, Brownings, Arnolds (later called Capons), Gervaise, Godshill, and Parkminster, with Swains lying off the line to the west.
Between the two lines are Frithknowle, reflecting the name atte Frith, Parkgate, Gratwicke and Crateman's (earlier Croftman's), the latter two being surnames of taxpayers in 1327.
It is surprising that the two lines of farmsteads lie not along but between the through routes running north and south. Parkgate is alone among the farmsteads in being sited beside one of the routes.
Burnthouse Farm and Hillsfoot are said to have been occupied by smugglers in the late 18th century.