Monument record M4109 - Deserted village of Cratley, Rufford




Grid reference SK 68300 63399 (point)
Map sheet SK66SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Rufford, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Cratley (now lost) in the parish of Wellow. (1)
Site of the Med village of Cratley. Moved at the foundation of Rufford Abbey. In Domesday this was a large village. The 1637 map names two fields as E and W Credlin… They are under grass and have been so during living memory, but have formerly been ploughed, since they are ridged and furrowed… Cratley had a church. (2)
Deserted Med village of Cratley. (3)
The monks of Rufford were able to dispose of Cratley and Inkersall, and the displaced people founded the new village of Wellow. (4)
The above grid ref falls on a S facing slope. The fields are all under pasture. Extensive perambulation and local enquiry revealed no surface evidence or verbal confirmation of a former village. (5)
See also M's 4114, 4115, 4117 for further villages.

<1> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 65 (Published document). SNT670.

<2> Barley MW, 1957, Nottm Med Studies, pp 79, 87 (Published document). SNT263.

<3> DMVRG, 1962, Annual Report (Published document). SNT616.

Other Refs: App A5

<4> Edwards KC, 1966, Nottingham and its Region, p 210 (Published document). SNT665.

<5> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 65.
  • <2> Published document: Barley MW. 1957. Nottm Med Studies. Cistercian Land Clearances in Notts. 1. pp 79, 87.
  • <3> Published document: DMVRG. 1962. Annual Report. 10.
  • <4> Published document: Edwards KC. 1966. Nottingham and its Region. p 210.
  • <5> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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