Monument record M4117 - Deserted village of Rufford/ Roumes Grange, Old Kennels, Rufford




Grid reference SK 65700 64199 (point)
Map sheet SK66SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Rufford, Newark


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Rufford is Rugforde in DB 1086, and Rufford al Roughford in the 1613 Recovery Rolls. (1)
The Med village of Rufford, moved at the foundation of Rufford Abbey. Identified with Ruham/Roumes Grange (now " the Old Kennels") from perambulation of 1218 and map of 1637. The rough ford would be the crossing of the Gallow Hole Dyke 50yds S of the present buildings. The phrase "old Rucford" in 1218 implies that the village had already disappeared. (2)
Deserted Med village of Rufford at above grid ref. (3)
The indicated area is now covered by Rufford Park; this is a picnic area open to the public. There is no surface indication of desertion. (5)
See L 4108 for Med/ U earthwork. See also M's 4109, 4114, 4115 for further villages.
See M17392 for modern farm building.

<1> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 94 (Published document). SNT670.

<2> Barley MW, 1957, Nottm Med Studies, p 78 (Published document). SNT263.

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

Other Refs: App A5

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

<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 94.
  • <2> Published document: Barley MW. 1957. Nottm Med Studies. Cistercian Land Clearances in Notts. 1. p 78.
  • <3> Published document: DMVRG. 1962. Annual Report. 10.
  • <4> Published document: Beresford M and Hurst JG. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies.
  • <5> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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