Monument record MDR12114 - Sutton Scarsdale medieval deer park (possible site of), Sutton Scarsdale Hall, Sutton cum Duckmanton

Type and Period (1)

  • ? (Medieval to Elizabethan - 1200 AD to 1600 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The parkland that surrounded Sutton Scarsdale Hall is well documented through the 18th and 19th centuries (see SMR 13403). However, there is possible evidence of a park in the medieval period. In 1294 Richard de Grey gave the manor to a Henry de Soton with demesne lands excluding the warren but including hunting rights with horses and greyhounds. In these circumstances the creation of a park might be suggested. There is also a reference in 1334 to a 'Henne Parke Meadow'. Field names listed in the Tithe Award of 1837 suggest a park to the west of the Hall. Here long curving boundaries can be recognised on two sides, with the parish boundary and lanes joining up to form a near ovoid-shaped enclosure. (1) Sutton Scarsdale Park (as of 1892): owner- William Arkwright, esquire, acreage- about 260 acres, fence- stone wall, water supply- artificial, number of fallow deer- from 80 to 100, varying, black sheep from the Faroe Islands, a fine avenue of elms and limes, some fine oaks scattered about, imparked in the 17th century. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Wiltshire, M & Woore, S. 2009. Medieval Parks of Derbyshire. pp 172-3.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Whitaker, J. 1892. Deer Parks & Paddocks of England.



Grid reference Centred SK 4333 6854 (1466m by 1816m)

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Record last edited

Sep 14 2017 11:20AM

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