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Major Settlement in the Parish of Rudheath Lordship

Historical Forms

  • Rudheath Lordship 1819 Orm2


v. lordes(c)hip, cf.Rudheath 111, of which this township represents that part retained in royal demesne with Drakelow infra , and distinguished as balliva de Drakelowe et Rudheth , ballivus de Drakelowe et Rudheth 1365 Orm2, 1378 Pat et freq , manerium regis de Drakelowe et terræ Rudheth 1378 Cl, Rudheth infra dominium de Drakelowe 1386–7 Orm2, dominium de Rudheth 1394 Pat, dominium de Drakelow et Rudheth 1417 ib, Readheath lordship 1751 Sheaf, terrae dominicales et tenementa de Rudheth 1391 Pat, terrae dominicales et tenementa de Drakelow et Rudheth 1465 ChRR, lez demeynes in Drakelowe et Rudeheth 1468MinAcct , le (s ) Demaynes in Drakelowe et Rudeheth 1474, 1510 ChRR. Rudheath c.p. includes part of Shurlach cum Bradford 210infra , from Davenham parish, but excludes the detached portions of the Lordship at Earnshaw and Kings Lane 188supra and No Town Fm 230infra .