(Area centred SK 5073). An Augustinian grange of Thurgarton Priory has been recorded at Elmton. (Grange Farm is shown at SK 502734 on the OS 6" of 1967 and at SK 498742 on the OS 1:10000 of 1973) (1) Monastic grange site situated at Grange Farm at the north of Elmton village. A sketch of the site in 1765 shows 'an ancient dovecote', the foundation platform of which still exists. (2)
There is little left today of medieval granges, either in remains or documentary references, although the word 'grange' is common on maps of Derbyshire. Generally, although not exclusively, the name is attached to a farmhouse. (3) On the basis of the listed building description, Grange Farmhouse is early 19th century, while its barn is probably 18th century. (4)
The 1st edition 25" OS map of c. 1880 names the farm as 'Manor House', and shows a circular dovecot to the north-east of the buildings. (5) The 2nd edition names it Grange Farm. (6) It seems likely, therefore, that it has no association with a medieval grange. See SMR 5239 for an alternative possible location for the grange.
Bibliographic reference: Hart, C (NDAT). 1981. The North Derbyshire Archaeological Survey to AD 1500. p155.
Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 7(b).1.
Article in serial: Allen, J W. 1956. 'Granges', The Derbyshire Countryside. Vol. 21 (6), pp 24-25.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. 5/5073/126 and 127.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
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Centred SK 5025 7349 (83m by 73m)
ELMTON, BOLSOVER, DERBYSHIRE
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