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Monument record MDR1002 - Big Boroughs, Alsop-En-Le-Dale, Eaton and Alsop

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Full Description

Field name in the tithe award of 1846 is Big Boroughs which Cameron suggests is an equivalent to Burgh, implying a settlement. However, when James visited the site, he observed no field evidence. (1-4). Upon re-examination of Cameron's Place-Names of Derbyshire, he records Big Boroughs as a burg described as a 'burrow' rather than a burgh which is a 'fortified settlement'. This site has therefore been misinterpreted as a settlement and is more likely to be the remains of a burrow. (5).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 3377, sketch.
  • <2> Map: 1846. Map: Tiithe Award.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. 'The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part II', English Place-Name Society. p 363, 669.
  • <4> Personal Observation: James, C. 21-APR-78. Pers. Comm..



Grid reference SK 161 551 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Aug 4 2009 2:40PM

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