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Wakefield

Hob Uid: 919891
Location :
Wakefield
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SE3300021000
Summary : Medieval borough, mentioned in charter dated 1180. Wakefield was fortified with urban defences of post conquest date.
More information : SE 33 21. Medieval borough of Wakefield.

In 1180, a charter of Hamelin, Earl of Warenne, and Isabella, his
wife granted to each of the free burgesses of Wakefield, one toft
(house) and an acre of land in free burgage for 6d yearly (a). (1-1a)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : English medieval boroughs: a handlist
Source details :
Page(s) : 192
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 1973
Source Number : 1a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Walker J W, Wakefield, 1934, p 53, (from BM Lansdowne MS 972)
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Source Number : 2
Source : CBA research reports
Source details : Medieval Towns in England and Wales.
Page(s) : 58-9
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Vol(s) : 14 - 1975

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Mentioned in 1180
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1180
Monument Type : Town, Town Defences
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 32 SW 55
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