Monument record M4879 - Deserted village of Babworth, Babworth Park




Grid reference SK 68500 80899 (point)
Map sheet SK68SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Babworth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Baburde, "Babbas enclosure" in DB, Babbesworth in Lay Subsidy Roll, 1332. (1)
Babworth, identified since 1954 (no evidence). (2)
Babworth village was presumably in the vicinity of Babworth Hall (hence above grid ref), and cleared when the park was constructed. (3)
No DMV remains can be seen on APs, 2 linear marks in the park are probably carriage drives leading to the hall. (4)
Babworth Park is now mainly under farm. Extensive perambulation and local enquiry were both negative and a more precise siting for this village was not obtained. The AP markings have both been farmed and are not visible on the ground. Early maps not available for consultation. (5)

<1> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 66 (Published document). SNT670.

<2> DMVRG, 1962, Annual Report, App A 5 (Published document). SNT616.

<3> Pevsner N, 1951, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, pp 31-2 (Monograph). SNT49.

<4> OS, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT983.

Other Refs: 66 125 014-5

<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 66.
  • <2> Published document: DMVRG. 1962. Annual Report. 10. App A 5 .
  • <3> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1951. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. pp 31-2 .
  • <4> Aerial photograph: OS. Air photos.
  • <5> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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