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Monument record MDR1754 - Shrunken medieval village, north-east of Wheston Hall, Wheston

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 1335 7640 : WHESTON, SHRUNKEN MEDIEVAL VILLAGE Evidence of platforms etc., indicating shrinkage of the medieval village of Wheston. (1). A few lynchets and banks at the sites of the old boundaries can be identified. These are examples that the village has contracted. It is unclear when the contraction took place. The village was first documented in 1225 (2) but it may be earlier in origin. (3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2165. 2165.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. 'The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part II', English Place-Name Society. p 176.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1992. Wheston Hall Farm, Wheston, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1992. No. 5, pp 2-3.
  • <4> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 455.34A-35A.



Grid reference Centred SK 1335 7641 (142m by 119m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3682

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2015 9:15AM

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