A third of the manor of Weston was given by Hugh, Earl of Chester, to his newly founded abbey of St Werburgh in Chester. The abbey received a charter of free warren here from Edward I and had a hall in Weston. Records of a park start from 1525, when the property was still part of the abbey estate, but how long it had been in existence before the 16th century is not known. Later leases have various acreages for the park at Weston ranging from a mere 20 acres to 50 acres. The park is mentioned in 1647 when it was let for £40 and again in 1767 when Weston Hall Farm lands included 'Little Park 12 acres, Middle Park 19 acres and Further Park 22 acres'. It has been plotted on a map with the help of field names from the Tithe Award. (1)
Unpublished document: Clements, M (Magnitude Surveys). 2020. Geophysical Survey Report of Land Weston Road, Weston on Trent.
Bibliographic reference: Wiltshire, M & Woore, S. 2009. Medieval Parks of Derbyshire. pp. 182-3.
Find a placename, postcode or grid reference
The map is limited to 3000 records per layer so not all records are being displayed for this area. Zoom in to see more.
Centred SK 4015 2829 (936m by 717m)
WESTON UPON TRENT, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (1)
Please contact the HER for details.
External Links (0)
Record last edited
Oct 13 2020 11:34AM
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.