Oniontown is a small hamlet on the banks of the River Rythe, a tributary of the Bracken River. The thorpe lies within the parish of Rythe. No major road runs through the settlement, and consequently the villagers do not see many outsiders passing through. Rodger of Rythe, a knight of modest means, holds the village as a fief from Sir Lucian Linak of Red Hold, who in turn holds it from Baron Sir Fabian Fallowdown. Sir Rodger dwells in the manor house in the southwestern area of the map.
The hamlet is comprised of 15 households, 12 servile and 3 freeholders. The latter include the miller and 2 farmers; the farmers’ holdings are to the east and south of the map. The peasants employ the three field system of crop rotation; one field lies beyond the river to the north, one is to the west of the village, and the last is to the south. Of a total of about 700 acres, 600 are cleared. The miller’s arable, located immediately to the northeast of the mill, is bounded to the north by the east-west road, to the west by the north-south road, and to the south by the river.