The Medieval Park of Erringden 2021
24/11/2021 @ 21:30 - 23:30 SAST
The history of Erringden Park is obscure.
This talk presents what can be discovered about the park’s past in both a local and regional context.
Documentary and landscape evidence uncovers the changing boundaries of the park and how those boundaries were constructed. Comparative evidence suggests how the park was stocked and managed, together with the hunting methods that are likely to have been used. However, analysis points to a multifunctional park whose principal function may not be what you think. The park was abolished in the mid-fifteenth century and the way in which it was divided up and settled will be discussed, together with the controversies that surrounded its later existence.
Nigel is the Archivist and Publications Officer of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society. His research interests focus on the landscape and agricultural history of the Upper Calder Valley and the wider South Pennines. He is a regular contributor to the Transactions of the Halifax Antiquarian Society and has edited and authored a number of books, the latest of which is on Erringden Park.0