Monument details

HER Number:4006
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Deer Park in Minshull Vernon

Summary

4 hays (enclosures for deer) in Minshull Vernon are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086

Deer Parks were used to house deer, which were an important source of fresh meat. A royal licence was required to create a park and only the very wealthiest could afford to create one. The deer were kept in a fenced and ditched enclosure and could be released to allow hunting. Some parks had a system of ditches and banks known as deer leaps which allowed wild deer (the monarch's property) to enter the park but not escape, so increasing the herd.


Parish:MINSHULL VERNON, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • DEER PARK (Saxon to Medieval - 410 AD to 1539 AD)



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