Monument record MDR2552 - Possible park pale, Coton Park, Rosliston
Type and Period (3)
- DEER PARK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- PARK PALE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- PARISH BOUNDARY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
The abbot of Merevale had a park in the parish of Rosliston still called Coton Park (though long enclosed). (1) The Tithe map shows a continuous feature, now partly altered, which may be the park pale. It is followed for most of its length by the parish boundary. (2) The indicated line (from tithe map) was perambulated; it is generally occupied by a modern hedge or ditch with little evidence of banking. The few stretches not used as modern linears show little of interest; a short section at SK 2736 1580 has a shallow, dry, ditch with fragments of inner bank (carrying trees) but is of very dubious antiquity. (3) An examination of good quality aerial photographs revealed a cropmark boundary of medieval date or later seen as an interrupted single linear feature defined by 1 ditch, with a maximum length of 330m. This boundary is the same feature described by authorities 1-3, possibly a medieval park pale and later parish boundary. (4)
- <1> SDR332 Article in serial: Nichols, J. 1804. History and Antiquities of Leicestershire. Volume 3 Part 2. p. 982.
- <2> SDR15327 Map: 1839. Rosliston Tithe Map and Apportionment.
- <3> SDR6294 Personal Observation: F1 FRH 04-AUG-66.
- <4> SDR17364 Index: RCHME. 1995. New National Forest Survey: 921511. 921511. p. 189.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 27 15 (222m by 89m) (2 map features)|
|Civil Parish||ROSLISTON, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Nov 17 2022 2:14PM