Monument record M3636 - DANETHORPE


DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Early Medieval to Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 84113 57654 (307m by 364m)
Map sheet SK85NW
District Newark
Locality Danethorpe
Civil Parish Collingham, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A trench (defensive ?) runs along a considerable part of the N face of Danethorpe Hills. 2 or 3 years back, a great number of bones were found laid in a trench 5ft broad and at least 150yds long. (1)
Danethorpe Hill was Dordentorp in DB, Derlesthorp c 1200 in the Thurgarton Cartulary, and Deintharap in the Notts Parish Registers in 1731. (3)
Excavation at above grid ref was carried out due to indications of a possible well. The feature proved to be a small eliptical shaped pond or a short ditch running just over the border of the DMV. During the removal of 2 irregular shaped pieces of rotted tree trunk, their position being deliberate or accidental is not known; ... part of a jug handle C12-C13 found. Other finds on the site included a portion of whetstone ... It is certain that no well existed here, because of the high water table in this area water can be found at a depth of only 4ft. (4)
Area now under heavy winter crop, no surface indications of the former village were noted but complete perambulation is not possible. (6)
Danethorpe DMV; separate mention in 1316 and in the tax list of 1344. High tax quota, in 1377 poll tax receipts named 18 persons. (7)
Some idea of the village layout can be seen on the OS APs in 2 fields centred SK 8413 5763. The N is arable and several stone scatters probably indicating former house sites are visible. A few sherds of Med pottery were found. The S field is permanent pasture. Along its W edge is ridge and furrow, with a little amorphous disturbance against it, and the E side is similarly disturbed. The centre of the field is covered by spoil from a recently dug pond. (9)
Morph: 202.36.2. Holloway. (12)
The patterning of the finds distribution may be rather distorted, as the farmer reported that he has carried out destoning of the field surface on several occasions. The presence of Saxo-Norman wares is interesting and could indicate settlement on the hilltop in C10. The med pottery constitutes the most extensive range of material. This pottery includes material of C12, but the bulk of the sample could only be broadly dated to between C13 and C15. The large quantity of this material suggests settlement activity to have been likely. The small quantity of post medieval finds includes Midland Black and Purple materials. Could indicate small scale settlement, or it could be the result of manuring. (13)
See L8491for flint, L8492 and L11874 for Ro finds, L8493 and L11888 for P Med finds.

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

6 BW prints, CUCAP OW 83 - 88, SMR

<1> Wake EG, 1867, A History of Collingham and its neighbourhood, pp 4-5,13-15 (Published document). SNT1388.

<2> VCH, 1910, Notts, p 12 (Published document). SNT1384.

<3> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 203 (Published document). SNT670.

<4> Newark Arch Committee, 1949-50, Annual Report (Published document). SNT943.

<5> Smith A, 1952, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT1301.

<6> Colquhoun FD, 1962, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT577.

<7> Beresford M, 1963, Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn, p 377 (Published document). SNT476.

<8> Newark Museum, 1964, Catalogue of Archaeological Material, p 23 (Published document). SNT249.

<9> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

<10> RAF, undated, Air Photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1160.

Other Refs: 1421-2

<11> CUCAP, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT594.

Other Refs: OW 83-8

<12> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

<13> TPAT, Feb 1991, Field-Walking at Danethorpe Hill, South Collingham, Notts. (SK83985739), pp 1 - 3 (Unpublished document). SNT2301.

Sources/Archives (14)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Wake EG. 1867. A History of Collingham and its neighbourhood. pp 4-5,13-15.
  • <2> Published document: VCH. 1910. Notts. 2. p 12.
  • <3> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 203.
  • <4> Published document: Newark Arch Committee. 1949-50. Annual Report. 2.
  • <5> Personal comment: Smith A. 1952. OS Corr 6in.
  • <6> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1962. Pers Comm.
  • <7> Published document: Beresford M. 1963. Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn. p 377.
  • <8> Published document: Newark Museum. 1964. Catalogue of Archaeological Material. p 23.
  • <9> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <10> Aerial photograph: RAF. undated. Air Photos.
  • <11> Aerial photograph: CUCAP. Air photos.
  • <12> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.
  • <13> Unpublished document: TPAT. Feb 1991. Field-Walking at Danethorpe Hill, South Collingham, Notts. (SK83985739). pp 1 - 3.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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