Alkmonton

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Alkmonton
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St. John's church
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Alkmonton parish highlighted within Derbyshire
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Region
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Post town Ashbourne
Postcode district DE6
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Alkmonton is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, roughly between Uttoxeter and Derby. The parish has a population of 75 (2001 census). At the 2011 the population remained less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Cubley, Derbyshire. The village was founded in 1849 by the Evans family.

History[edit]

The village's name is derived from the Old English for Ealhmund's settlement.[1] Alkmonton was mentioned in the Domesday book as belonging to Henry de Ferrers and was worth forty shillings.[2]

Wulfgeat had 1½ carucates of land to the geld. There is land for two ploughs. There are now two ploughs in Demesne; and 8 Villans and 7 Bordars having two ploughs, and 12 acres of meadow. There is woodland pasture 1 league long and a half broad. TRE[3] worth 60s now 40s. Ralph holds it.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alkmonton". Key to English Place-names. English Place Name Society at the University of Nottingham. Retrieved 19 Aug 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.746
  3. ^ TRE means in the time of King Edward so that would have been 60s but now worth 40s.

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Coordinates: 52°56′N 1°44′W / 52.93°N 01.73°W / 52.93; -01.73