The site of Countas Park, which is associated with Codnor Park [SMR 16002] and Aldercar Park [SMR 16015]. In a Quo Warranto of 1330 Lord Grey claimed four parks. His Inquisition post mortem of 1335 included four 'several' pastures (several in this context meaning 'held in severalty' or separately, not in common pasture). These four were 'Knoutshall', 'Countaspark', 'Allerkerr' and 'Ekyrhawe'. Knowtshall and Aldercar survive to this day, Countas Coppice appears on the first edition 1" OS map and is no doubt where the park was, but 'Ekyrhawe' is lost as a name. (1)
'Countess Park' appears on the 1st edition 1" OS map of Nottingham. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Wiltshire, M & Woore, S. 2009. Medieval Parks of Derbyshire. pp. 54-5.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1836. OS One Inch to One Mile Map. 1". Nottingham, sheet 35.
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Centred SK 4276 4885 (654m by 703m)
CODNOR, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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