There was a medieval park at Morley, which is now represented by Park Farm, to the east of the church. A deep hollow way leads to the farm from Church Lane, but whether this was part of the boundary bank and ditch is difficult to ascertain. The relationship between the park and the Hay(es) to the north is also very difficult to unravel. Perhaps they were orginally all one enclosure, with the park taken from the hayes, or vice versa. Alternatively there may always have been two distinct enclosures. The first documentary evidence fio the Hayes is in the middle of the 17th century; so it may have arisen as a later enclosure. The park was first recorded in the early 13th century. (1)
Bibliographic reference: Wiltshire, M & Woore, S. 2009. Medieval Parks of Derbyshire. pp. 120-1.
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MORLEY, EREWASH, DERBYSHIRE
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