Monument record MDR12721 - Former parkland and gardens of Farnah Hall, Windley

Type and Period (3)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1750 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

The 1st ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880 suggests via its depiction of infield trees that a landscape park extended around Farnah Hall. At least some of this park was probably medieval in origin [see SMR 28008]. The map marks several weirs along the stream to the north-west of the Hall, with a complex of stream channels to the east of a range of outbuildings and two ponds to the west. (1) The Windley Tithe Map shows what appears to be a round pond with a small round island to the east of the outbuildings. (2) It has been suggested that part of the north-western boundary of the 19th century parkland formed the extent of freeboard relating to the medieval Champion Park. There is also a ha ha to the south-east of the Hall (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Simpson, F (surveyor). 1841. Plan of the Township ofWindley in the Parish of Duffield & County of Derby [Tithe Map].
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Wiltshire, M & Woore, S. 2009. Medieval Parks of Derbyshire. pp 50-51.



Grid reference Centred SK 3248 4359 (1082m by 940m)

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Record last edited

Sep 30 2014 11:39AM

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