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Strip field enclosures, Chelmorton, Buxton, 1976
D D Brumhead
Brumhead, D D
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Information from www.cressbrook.co.uk: Chelmorton village still retains a pattern which was probably laid down in Saxon times - a linear village laid out along a single street, with farms at intervals along the street. Uniquely amongst local villages, there have been no significant additions to this layout in recent times. Another aspect of interest around Chelmorton is the field patterns. Those around the village are in 13 long narrow strips, a system dating from medieval times (and maybe as far back as Saxon times) but only enclosed relatively recently - probably in the 17th century. Photo taken from SK1170.