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Building record MDR10880 - Arleston Farm, Barrow Upon Trent

Type and Period (3)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Former Type) (Stuart to Georgian - 1700 AD? to 1800 AD?)
  • (Georgian - 1800 AD? to 1830 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

This house was built in the 18th century as a stable with hayloft above, and was converted to make a farmhouse in the early 19th century. It stands on a site once occupied by a much older, possibly medieval, house built of stone, of which part of one wall remains in the garden. (1) There is a stretch of wall remaining from the older building, about 32m in total. The southwest end has recently been taken down and rebuilt to form the back wall of the garage built on the northwest side. Beyond this the wall appears to be of three phases of construction. The earliest includes the very large stones in the lower part of the wall which are medieval. In the second phase a 17th century house with three rooms in a line was built on the original footings; the window sills show that the southeast side of the wall was on the inside of the building. In the third phase the upper walls were rebuilt in stones tooled or retooled in the 18th century, suggesting that the house had become derelict. There is one worked stone block lying in the farmyard, measuring 46x35227cm with an ovolo mould cut on one arris, perhaps c. 1600. There were once two fishponds, shown as orchards on maps of 1882 and 1901. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: Hall, N. 2014. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Cuckoowood Barn, Arleston Farm, Arleston Lane, Barrow on Trent, Derbyshire.
  • <1> Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 243, 4th December 1999.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Hutton, B. Derby Buildings Record. DBR 243a, 1st March 2000.



Grid reference Centred SK 34041 29901 (101m by 103m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR2226
  • EDR2227
  • EDR4956

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Record last edited

Mar 14 2020 7:02PM

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