Archive for August, 2011

Some Derbyshire retinues

Battle of Crecy, 1348, 21 Ed. 111.^

B. 47, No. II P.E.O. :—

Retinue of Henry de Lancaster, Earl of Derby

Bannerets. — John de Norme, John Grey of Codnor, Wm. le

Zouch, Adam de Everingham, Hugo de Meynil, Frank de Hale,

le Baron de Greystock, Seigneur de Powis.

Knights. — Thos. Cok, Ralf de Hastings, Robt. DuflSeld, Peter

de la Mere, Thos. de Verdon, Nic de Ry, Alex Anscell, Theobald

Trussel, John Grey, Robt. le Fitzpain, Roger Beler, Thos. Wake,

Wm. Trussel, Roger Darcey, Avery deSiilney, Robt. Burdet, Wm.

Meignel, Nic de Goushill, John Boson, Wm. Bernak, Ralf de Ferrar.’

a8 Ed. I., B. 34, No. i P.R.O.

Nottingham. — Robert de Tothorpe, John de Langar, Wm. de

la Haye, Hugo D’Acover, Wm. de Bikerton, Rich, de Weston,

Hy. de Staneye, Robt. Jorz.

Derby. — Roger de Pethlyngge, Robt. de Dale, Rich. Walkelin

de Ravenstone, Rich, de Shirle.

Cumberland. — Richard le Bret.

Westmorland.— John Avenel.

Northumberland. — Gilbert de Babington.

Barony of Greystock. — Alanle Franceys,valet of the same Barony.

Ebor. — Hy. de Lacy, Mauger de Vavasor, Paul Ketel, Robt. de


Bundle 29, No. 39 P.R.O., Edward L

Balasters and others of the Sheriff of Notts and Derby, and of

John de Weston, Rad de Dinham, and Stephen de Hibernia.—

Archers : Will de Frankeville, John de Cotes, Rich, de la Haye,

Robt. de Tyndale, Elias de Lilleselyve, Hy. Sauvages, Hugo de

Abercorn, Mat de Hauchwynden, Elias Marescal, Wm. de

Wetewood, Walter de Rixbeck, John Prest (Balist), Wm. de

Singleton, Jo de Stockton, Thos. de Cotes, Robt. de Brouchton,

William de Castro, John Baret, Robert le Squelles, Wm. de Tuke-

ford (Hokellar), John de Drokensford, Adam de Brankston

(Soldaris), Ralf de Shirley, Wm. de Barton, Peter Burdet

(Parcarof the King), Adam de Blyda, Walter Waldesch, Wm.

Pycot, Henry Tuke, Nic Bourdelys, Adam de Bray, Peter de

Cyrester, John le Sausor,,Wm. Trent (Boteler), John de Drokanes-

ford, Hy. Touk.

13 Augst., 36 Edward III., B. 48, No. 16 P.R.O.

Archers, on horseback, of Nottingham and Derby serving in

Ireland.— John Kynder, Wm. Coke, Rich, de Sheffield, John de

Preston, Jo Snelton, Robt. JBerge, Jo Shercott, Wm. Pook, John

del Lee, Wm. Pye, John de Heanor, Galf Gibson, John de

Duffield, Henry Carel, Rich. Corneyser, Jo Joderil, Robt. Dawk-

son, Hy. Coventry.

Derby archers, on foot. — Rich. Turner, Thomas Bollesover, John

Scarcliff, feldman, John Coke, Thos. Haselwood, John Lyon,

Hugo Smyth, Philip Woodward, Ricus Smyth, Wm. de Childcot,

Thos. de Thwart, Henry del Grene, Ricus de Sheffield.


Berkeley Castle

by  G. T. Clark.    1  (1876)

Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society

Nice one Medicus

Wearing bends

I’m making some bends for a forthcoming show so did some reading on their provenance:

William Gregory: Henry VI soldiers in 1461 where “every lorde ys men bare hyr lordys leverey, that every man myghte knowe hys owne feleschippe by hys lyverey. And be-syde aIle that, every man and lorde bare the Pryncys levery, that was a bende of crymesyn and blacke with esteryge ys fetherys.”

“Aftyr that they were every lorde 
whythe hys retenowe, to the nombyr of x M 1 personys, redy as they 
alle shulde have gon to batayle in to any londe of Crystyn-dome, 
whythe bendys a-bove hyr harnys that every lorde schulde be 
knowe from othyr.”

Coventry Leet book:

“Also for xxv yerdes qusaier & half qtiaxter of grene & 
reede clothe bought to make bendes to the forseide C 
menne be yerde xviij d. St*mma xxxviij s. vij d. ob. & 
for the makeng of the same bendes iiij s. ij d. Summa,^ 
. Ande foralsomyche as the forseide Capeteyne 
ne the G menne at this tyme wenton not forthe for certen 
tydenges that wem brought, & also be-cause the kyng was 
remeued to London ageyne, & his purpose holde not, all 
the bendes, garment & pensell wem put & delyuerd into

the wardens kepeng.*”


Loscoe Dam

The earliest recorded mention of the lake is 1330, when it was recorded in the Derbyshire Assize Rolls. It was built by the owners of nearby Codnor Castle to house their fresh fish supply and also to run the castle’s corn mill.

In the 16th Century Sir John Zouch, then the owner of Codnor Castle, converted the lake to operate his nearby blast furnaces, which were some of the first in the country.

An old postcard of Codnor Castle

Attached Image: Codnor_oldpc.jpg

Forge and Monument, Codnor

Forge and Monument, Codnor. Archaeological Evaluation Report
Challis, K & Richards, G Nottingham : Trent & Peak Archaeological Unit, 2001, 29pp, figs,
Work undertaken by: Trent & Peak Archaeological Unit
The evaluation was undertaken in connection with a proposed development of an opencast coal mine.
Two sites were investigated by a combination of topographic survey and trial excavation. At site 4,
earthwork remains were associated with coal mining of uncertain date, but most were probably of pre-
19th century date and included at least 8 shafts and other associated though ill-defined earthworks.
Trial excavation suggested that the level of preservation of archaeological remains may not have been
high, as no structural remains were identified. At site 9 earthworks were associated with dumps of
waste material, probably from iron working or other high-temperature processes. The presence of burnt
brick, and sandstone (perhaps reused from Codnor Castle) may have indicated the remains of a
structure nearby, probably demolished in antiquity, as the brick seemed to have been reused as a
revetment. The remains were not precisely dated, but the brick indicated a date in the 19th century.
Given the location of the earthworks close to an already protected field boundary, and the presence of
an arbour of mature trees around the earthworks, it was suggested that the most appropriate mitigation
measure at site 9 would be the extension of the protection afforded to the  hedgerow to include the
earthworks and mature trees. [Au(abr)]
Archaeological periods represented: PM, U

The monumental brasses of Gloucestershire (1899)