Monument record M2788 - Lovell / Lovely Grange (Fallows Farm), Oxton


GRANGE? (Medieval)


Grid reference SK 64400 53299 (point)
Map sheet SK65SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Oxton, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Another ancient work, in a field called Lovely Grange, not far from Oxton, and c half a mile E of Old Ox. The ditch and vallum are plainly to be distinguished on the N side and W end; but very little traces of them remain on the other sides. The length is 314yds by 67. It is situated on the side of a hill, within 200yds of the top, where there is an extensive view. (1)
Lovell, or Lovelley Grange, belonging to the monastery of Welbeck, was granted to Sir William Newenham. (2)
Tithe Map of 1843 shows a "Grange Field" here, and an enclosure called "Old Orchard", in which was Grange Field House, and is very similar in size and shape to the enclosure shown by Rooke. (3)
Calls the site "Lonely Grange" and places it at Grange Field Farm. (4)
The former Grangefield Farm was identified as the present Fallows Farm. The tenant had no knowledge of place name or earthworks. Extensive perambulation of the area noted by (1) was negative. (5)
Nothing resembling this earthwork visible on available APs. (6)
See L 2774 for Ro pottery.

<1> Soc of Ants of London, 1792, Archaeologia, pp 379-80 (Published document). SNT92.

<2> Throsby J, 1796, Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3, p 46 (Published document). SNT1347.

<3> Surveyor unknown, 1843, Tithe Map, Oxton (Map). SNT281.

<4> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 303 (Published document). SNT1383.

<5> Woodhouse WC, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1438.

<6> OS, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT983.

Other Refs: 1960

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Published document: Soc of Ants of London. 1792. Archaeologia. 10. pp 379-80.
  • <2> Published document: Throsby J. 1796. Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3. p 46.
  • <3> Map: Surveyor unknown. 1843. Tithe Map, Oxton.
  • <4> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 303.
  • <5> Personal comment: Woodhouse WC. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: OS. Air photos.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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