Monument record M8292 - Post-Medieval Village of Annesley


DESERTED SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval to Victorian)


Grid reference Centred SK 50221 52110 (193m by 301m)
Map sheet SK55SW
District Ashfield
Civil Parish Annesley, Ashfield


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Small village of c 15-20 houses surrounding junction of Weaver's Lane with the Mansfield-Derby Road (nothing on OS 6in of 1887 and 1914-38). (1)
Village/parish church described as deserted in the C19 due to the movement of population and the growth of the new colliery centre (New Annesley). (2) (3)
Fragments of earthworks remain on the W and SW of Annesley Hall, near the Derby to Mansfield Road. (4)
The later village, S of the church, has been entirely destroyed. The suggestion of earthworks proabably refers to its sunken roads now part of the gardens. (5)
There are no extant remains of the village depopulated in the C19. The area is now covered by gardens. Brick, stone and tile can be seen where the soil is disturbed and the retaining walls of the gardens' sunken paths incorporate a few fragments of worked and moulded stone. (6)
See M2562 for earlier village.

<1> OS, 1839, 1in 1839 (Map). SNT1040.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1942, TTS, p 66 (Published document). SNT359.

<3> Peverel Archaeology Group, 1952, Ann Rept 4, p 21 (Published document). SNT1122.

<4> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 312 (Published document). SNT1383.

<5> Musters JN Lt Col, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT933.

<6> Woodhouse WC, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1437.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: OS. 1839. 1in 1839.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1942. TTS. 46. p 66.
  • <3> Published document: Peverel Archaeology Group. 1952. Ann Rept 4. p 21.
  • <4> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 312.
  • <5> Personal comment: Musters JN Lt Col. Pers Comm.
  • <6> Personal comment: Woodhouse WC. 1959. Pers Comm.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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