Monument record M291 - Thorpe in the Glebe Deserted Medieval Village




Grid reference Centred SK 60774 25637 (529m by 541m)
Map sheet SK62NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Thorpe in the Glebe, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Thorpe le Glebe - one of the best sites in the Midlands. Reported in 1517. High tax quota 1334, low relief 1434, 50 persons expelled. The village was depopulated in 1491. Thorton, in 1677, recorded that the only dwelling remaining was part of the Hall, and that a shepherd sold ale in the church. (1)
Earthworks of village visible. (2)
Surveyed 1961, 1975 (3)
Post war drainage of ridge and furrow immediately adjacent (N) of village affected house platforms. The site comprises a long sunken road with a series of rectangular enclosures on each side. Site under grass when visited. (6)
Field survey carried out in August 1978. Enclosures, house platforms, boundary banks and sunken ways described. Manorial history also examined, suggests that agricultural decline took place prior to Black Death, and conversion to sheepwalk followed in C15. (7)
Relatively subdued earthworks in pasture. The sunken way was visible but it was not easy to discern any other features beyond what seemed to be a number of house platforms and rig and furrow which continues in field to the S of the scheduled area. (8)
See M292 - church, L294 - moat.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

OS Card, Parish File

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.


Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.


<1> Beresford M, 1954, The Lost Villages of England, pp 92, 377 (Published document). SNT475.

<2> RAF, 1950, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1164.

Other Refs: 07/04/1950, 541/481 4197-8

<3> Seaman BH, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1253.

<4> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 257 (Published document). SNT670.

<5> DOE (IAM), 1978, Anc Mons Eng, vol 3, p 78 (Published document). SNT640.

<6> DOE, 1967, AM7 (Unpublished document). SNT65.

<7> Thoroton Society, 1981, TTS, pp 56-67 (Published document). SNT394.

<8> Samuels JR, 1987, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1232.

<9> CUCAP, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT594.

Other Refs: AMT 94

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  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: Beresford M. 1954. The Lost Villages of England. pp 92, 377.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: RAF. 1950. Air photos.
  • <3> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 257.
  • <5> Published document: DOE (IAM). 1978. Anc Mons Eng. vol 3, p 78.
  • <6> Unpublished document: DOE. 1967. AM7.
  • <7> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1981. TTS. 85. pp 56-67.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1987. AM107.
  • <9> Aerial photograph: CUCAP. Air photos.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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