Monument record MDR2711 - Possible deserted medieval village, Offcote House, Offcote and Underwood
Type and Period (1)
- DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- None recorded
The open fields of the lost village of Offcote are clearly visible at SK 214476 and 208482. In 1086 it was a berewick of Ashbourne but it was not taxed separately in the 14th century. (1) Some rough pasture fields around Offcote Grange show amorphous surface disturbances, old tracks, field boundaries and area of rig and furrow but there is no conclusive evidence of desertion. (2) According to Hart, the deserted village of Offcote has been ploughed out, its site covered by modern buildings. (3)
- <1> SDR7773 Article in serial: Wightman, W E. 1961. 'Open field agriculture in the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 81, pp 111-125. p112.
- <2> SDR6338 Personal Observation: F1 FRH 30-AUG-66.
- <3> SDR10777 Bibliographic reference: Hart, C (NDAT). 1981. The North Derbyshire Archaeological Survey to AD 1500. p128.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 19 48 (433m by 469m) (Centre)|
|Civil Parish||OFFCOTE AND UNDERWOOD, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jun 24 2015 8:41AM