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Monument record MDR5019 - Walton medieval deer park, Holymoorside and Walton

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Full Description

A deerpark is recorded at Walton, the ancient seat of the Foljambes, extant in 1577. Mentioned in 1306. (1-3) Reference is made to Walton Park in 1306 and 1563 and Park Hall in 1793. Its exact position and extent are unknown. (4) Grassy banks run on a north-south alignment to the east and is considered to form the eastern boundary. In the west, a hedgeline leaves the road and follows the course of a track, possibly marking a line of pale. The footpath behind the River Hipper may mark the northern boundary. The park is first mentioned in a dispute between the then prior, Thomas, and Roger son of Robert le Brito first lord of the manor Walton, suggesting a late-12th century or early-13th date for it's establishment. The parkland surrounding Walton Lodge could concievably been part of the medieval parkland. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Lysons, D & Lysons, S. 1817. Magna Britannia, Volume 5: Derbyshire. p 169.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. 'The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part II', English Place-Name Society. p321.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Shirley, E. 1867. English Deer and Deer Parks. p171.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 3817. 3817.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Wiltshire, M & Woore, S. 2009. Medieval Parks of Derbyshire. pp. 176-177.



Grid reference Centred SK 3587 6979 (1231m by 1393m)

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Record last edited

Jul 25 2022 12:16PM

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