Local areas include 'loc-' deriving from 'lock', and '-hay' from 'haga' meaning enclosure, thus giving 'locked enclosure'. The manor of Spondon was gifted to the church by William de Ferrers I for it to be the principal leper house in England. By 1274 the land had acquired a further 40 acres in what became known as Upper Locko. The mention of deer on the land does not come until the 19th century, however it is probably that the park was used by the medieval manor for deer hunting as well. (1)
Bibliographic reference: Wiltshire, M & Woore, S. 2009. Medieval Parks of Derbyshire. pp. 106-107.
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DALE ABBEY, EREWASH, DERBYSHIRE
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