Monument record M4488 - Deserted village of Morton in Babworth, Babworth




Grid reference Centred SK 67906 80019 (511m by 513m)
Map sheet SK68SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Babworth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Morton in Babworth, depopulated in 1504. (1)
Investigations revealed no evidence to site this village save that an area at SK 6850 8004 is known by a few locals as "Chapel Hill". (2)
In DB as Mortune et alia Mortune, Nordermortune, Nortmortun. (3)
A network of cropmarks preserves the plan of former small fields near the deserted village of Morton in Babworth, shown on an estate map of 1757 belonging to the Mason family and now in NCRO. The village and small fields were surrounded by open fields of the usual type, bearing no relation to the brickwork plan fields. (4)
See SMR map, SK 68 SE and 67 NE.

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

DNR 1541/31

<1> Beresford M, 1963, Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn, p 377 (Published document). SNT476.

<2> Harper FR, 1961, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT747.

<3> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 66 (Published document). SNT670.

<4> Riley DN, 1980, Early Landscapes from the Air, p 127 (Published document). SNT1197.

<5> Riley DN, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1194.

Other Refs: 1541/31

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: Beresford M. 1963. Lost Villages of England - 2nd edn. p 377 .
  • <2> Personal comment: Harper FR. 1961. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 66.
  • <4> Published document: Riley DN. 1980. Early Landscapes from the Air. p 127 .
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Riley DN. Air photos.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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