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Monument record MDR877 - Shrunken medieval village, Norbury, Norbury and Roston

Type and Period (3)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Aerial photographs show a series of probable house platforms, associated with short stretches of ridge and furrow (part of SMR 23707), on the southern side of Norbury Hollow. The platforms form an irregular southern boundary with the fields but seem to follow Norbury Hollow. (1) In Norbury and Roston Siward had 3c. of land taxable. Land for three ploughs. Now in lordship two ploughs. Seventeen villagers and seven smallholders who have four ploughs. A priest and a church; one mill, 10s; meadow, 24 acres. Woodland pasture one league long and one wide. (2) Earthworks representing crofts and house platforms appear on aerial photographs dating to 1945, 1970 and 2010. Associated with extensive ridge and furrow earthworks to the south [see SMR 23707]. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial Photograph: 1971. AP: DCC 1.12000 flown 6 October 1971: 13.495.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Domesday Book (Phillimore); 6.57.
  • <3> Digital data: English Heritage. 2014. Staffordshire NMP Project: Derbyshire Overlap.



Grid reference Centred SK 1260 4223 (328m by 182m) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Record last edited

Jun 26 2015 10:46AM

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