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Site record MDR2605 - Possible Deserted Medieval Village, Drakelow

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible site of Drakelow DMV at c. SK 240 200. Drakelow had its own chapel in 1185 although there are no indications of the site. (1-2) No traces of desertion were seen in the vicinity of Drakelow House - SK 2490 2018. (3) SK 240200. Deserted medieval village of Drakelow. Listed. (4) Drakelow, mentioned as 'Dracan Llawen' in 942, was a manor at Domesday held by Nigel de Stafford, ancestor of the Gresley family to whom it passed and by whom it was still held in 1817. Geffrey de Gresley claimed the right of having a gallows at Drakelow in 1330. (5, 6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Beresford, M. 1954. Lost Villages of England. p 346.
  • <2> Article in serial: Fraser, W. 1951. 'The Derbyshire Trent and its Early Churches', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 71. p 100.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 JB 24-JUN-66.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Beresford, M & Hurst, J. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. p 185.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Lysons, D & Lysons, S. 1817. Magna Britannia, Volume 5: Derbyshire. pp 170-1.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part III. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXIX.. p 633.



Grid reference Centred SK 245 205 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)

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  • EDR1356

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Record last edited

Oct 12 2020 4:40PM

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