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Monument record MDR3043 - Farm, Roystone Grange, Ballidon

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  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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The field which the medieval grange is thought to extend into also contains the site of the 16th century farmstead, the successor to the medieval site. Unexcavated but surveyed by Sheffield University. Used to be university's camp site and yielded 16th century and earlier pottery. (1) Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the grange [SMR 999] continued as a farm. The remains of the buildings and domestic enclosures of this later phase of occupation can be identified as upstanding earthworks to the north of the earlier phase. Although this part of the monument has not been excavated, sampling has recovered pottery fragments confirming the period of occupation. During the 18th century, the present farmhouse of Roystone Grange [SMR 960] was constructed a few metres to the north. (6). The precise location of the farmstead is unknown, but it has been plotted on the map within the fields where the medieval grange was excavated. (7).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Smith, K. 1991. Pers. Comm..
  • <2> Article in serial: Hodges, R, Poulter, M & Wildgoose, M. 1982. 'The Medieval Grange at Roystone Grange' Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 102.
  • <3> Article in serial: Hodges, R & Wildgoose, M. 1991. 'Roystone Grange: Excavations of the Cistercian Grange 1980-1987', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 111.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Hodges, R (University of Sheffield). 1991. Wall-to-Wall History: The Story of Roystone Grange.
  • <5> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1998. Scheduling Notification: Romano-British field system, 420m south-east of Roystone Grange. 413. Cat. No.: 410.
  • <6> Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduling Notification. 29830.
  • <7> Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 2010 5658 (311m by 280m)

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Apr 29 2015 11:54AM

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