Monument record M4115 - Winkerfield DMV, Rufford




Grid reference Centred SK 62969 60373 (552m by 617m)
Map sheet SK66SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Rufford, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Inkersall Farm (SK 629606) formerly Winkerfield. (1)
Deserted Med village of Winkerfield. (2)
The smallest of the Domesday settlements was Wirchenefeld … It has been identified with Inkersall Grange (ref to (1), but that actually gives Inkersall Farm) ... There is no positive evidence that it was populated, but Rufford possessed land there by 1156 and in c 1180 a peasant named Wisi of Wircnesfeud was farming at Eakring. (3)
Inkersall Farm is C19 and the manor, 350m to the W was built in 1939, replacing an earlier building. Enquiries here established that much stone is found scattered about just below the surface. Remains of 2 large, but undateable millstones can be seen but no earthworks indicative of desertion are apparent. Inkersall Dam S of manor, possible cause of depopulation. (5)
See also M's 4109, 4114, 4117 for further villages, M4103 for Inkersall Dam, M6290 for watermill. See M17394 for modern farmstead.

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

DNR 1557/7

<1> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 95 (Published document). SNT670.

<2> DMVRG, 1962, Annual Report (Published document). SNT616.

Other Refs: App A5

<3> Barley MW, 1957, Nottm Med Studies, p 79 (Published document). SNT263.

<4> Beresford M and Hurst JG, 1971, Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies (Published document). SNT477.

<5> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 95.
  • <2> Published document: DMVRG. 1962. Annual Report. 10.
  • <3> Published document: Barley MW. 1957. Nottm Med Studies. Cistercian Land Clearances in Notts. 1. p 79.
  • <4> Published document: Beresford M and Hurst JG. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies.
  • <5> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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