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Monument record MDR11622 - Derby road (former route of), Smisby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Georgian - 1066 AD? to 1820 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A map of 1735 shows a road running up from Ashby-de-la-Zouch parish in a northerly direction, with open arable fields on the west. Land to the east of the road is not depicted. The road is marked 'To Derby'. Both this map and Burdett's map of 1767 indicate that the present Derby Road did not exist in the 19th century. (1, 2) Greenwood's map of 1825 shows both roads in existence at that date, which suggests that the new road may have been laid out as part of Parliamentary Enclosure in 1820. (3). A map of 1827 (drawn up to accompany the Parliamentary Enclosure Award) indicates that part of the old road had already gone out of use by that time. (4) The road was known as Woodcock Lane and probably formed the western boundary of the medieval Smisby Park. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Gardiner, W. 1735. Part of the Lands in the Manor and Parish of Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire continued. Together with those in the manor and Parish of Smisby, Derbyshire..
  • <2> Map: Burdett, RP. Survey of Derbyshire, Began in the Year 1762 and finished in the Year 1767.
  • <3> Map: Greenwood, C & I. Map of the County of Derby from an Actual Survey made in the Years 1824 & 1825. 1" = 1 mile.
  • <4> Map: 1827. Plan of the Parish of Smisby in the County of Derby to which the Award refers [ie Parliamentary Enclosure Map].
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Wiltshire, M & Woore, S. 2009. Medieval Parks of Derbyshire. Site 78, pp 160-161.



Grid reference Centred SK 35498 19356 (267m by 1745m)

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Record last edited

Feb 22 2011 10:03AM

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