Monument record M5250 - Flawford Deserted Medieval Village




Grid reference SK 59299 33200 (point)
Map sheet SK53SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Plumtree, Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Ruddington, Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Bradmore, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Flawford - village merged or migrated. (1)
The church at Flawford (M806) stood in the midst of a small village. (2)
Flawford appears to have been the name of a locality and not that of a village ... there is a vague tradition in the neighbourhood that it was deserted on account of the scarcity of water. (3)
Flaufore c 1150. At a considerable distance from the nearest stream, the second element must be "flor" - floor, pavement - descriptive of the site of a house (cf Lawford). (4)
Extensive perambulation revealed no surface indication of a former village adjacent to Flawford Church. Local enquiry also proved negative. (5)

<1> Beresford M, 1954, The Lost Villages of England, p 378 (Published document). SNT475.

<2> Cox JC, 1912, Churches of Notts, p 92 (Published document). SNT589.

<3> Godfrey JT, 1887, Churches of Nottinghamshire - Hundred of Rushcliffe, p 76 (Published document). SNT715.

<4> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, pp 210, 239 (Published document). SNT670.

<5> Colquhoun FD, 196?, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT574.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: Beresford M. 1954. The Lost Villages of England. p 378.
  • <2> Published document: Cox JC. 1912. Churches of Notts. p 92.
  • <3> Published document: Godfrey JT. 1887. Churches of Nottinghamshire - Hundred of Rushcliffe. p 76.
  • <4> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. pp 210, 239.
  • <5> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 196?. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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