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Monument record MDR1683 - Settlement (site of), Oldham's Farm, Middleton and Smerrill

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 174 619. Settlement noted in document dated 1533. The present farm dates from the 18th to 19th century. There is no settlement evidence but the surrounding area has suffered heavily from sand extraction for the Friden Works. (1). Oldham was first referenced as 'Oldham Heade' in 1533 and means 'old holmestead'. (2). A wall seems to follow this medieval boundary, although there is no trace of the bank and ditch now. The land has been heavily improved and it may have been ploughed away. (3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2936. 2936.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. 'The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part II', English Place-Name Society. p395.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1997. Land belonging to Meadow Place Grange, Middleton and Smerrill and Youlgreave, Derbyshire. No.4, p14, illus.



Grid reference Centred SK 174 619 (288m by 277m) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4078

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Record last edited

Aug 26 2015 3:38PM

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