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Monument record MDR8175 - Medieval settlement, Upper Town, Birchover

Type and Period (3)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Uppertown is traditionally the original site of Birchover. The church is said to have been in Allen's Croft, although there is no written record of the church site. Norman stonework is built into Ivy Cottage. An inventory of the lands of Henry de Aldwarke in Birchover, in 1413, mentions a long list of small pieces of land, one of which is one rood 'butting upon the Kyrke in Costefelde'. The gritstone walls along Uppertown Lane utilise shaped building stones, these may be from buildings cleared close to the walls. J C Heathcote had several stones with 12th century church building connotations. (1, 2) Slides of the area. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Heathcote, J. P.. 1934. 'The Village of Birchover', Derbyshire Countryside.. Volume 4, p 84.
  • <2> Article in serial: Anon. 1900. 'Birchover: an inventory of the lands of Henry de Aldwark, in Birchover, A. D. 1413', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 22, pp 49-51.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. SMR 1617.1.



Grid reference Centred SK 24070 61711 (324m by 158m)

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Record last edited

Dec 5 2014 4:41PM

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