Serlby Hall: Farworth Green was located due west

A Lost Village

At one time in the parish of Blyth, north Notts, later in the parish of Styroup.

First record to the village appears to date from the time of Richard I (1232) and the last is in the Farworth Green tithe award of c.1840.

Farworth Green was the name given to there or four fields due west of Serlby Hall.

There is no Farworth mentioned in the 1832 county directory.

This page was added by Website Administrator on 05/11/2020.
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Interesting. What are your sources?

I'm under the impression that Farworth stood east of the river. See the last paragraph concerning Serlby of,

Jacks, L (1881); The Great Houses of Nottinghamshire and the County Families;



By Ludethedude Michalek
On 17/11/2020

Many thanks for your comment above.  We were not aware of the reference to Farworth in Jacks' book, but here is what he wrote (p.116) in the section on Serlby Hall "Within the pleasure grounds there is a large mound, thickly covered with leafy shrubs and tangled undergrowth.  This was once the site of a church, all traces of which have long since disappeared, just as the village of Farworth, the smoke of whose quiet cottages, curled among the trees near Selby Hall, has disappeared.  Not a vestige of the village remains, but the plough occasionally unearths some remnant brick or stone which once belonged to the foundations".

By Website Administrator
On 14/12/2020

Interested to see a discussion on Farworth - I've been studying Nottinghamshire deserted settlements for many years and this is the first I've encountered! An early 19th century map at Nottingham University Manuscripts department (ref: Sp 8) of 'Styrrup with Farworth, in the parishes of Blyth and Harworth', shows that Farworth was in the eastern part of Styrrup township, directly to the north of Serlby. On a modern OS map it's to the east of the A614 and bounded on the east by the River Ryton. The documentary record is frustratingly slight: a handful of 12th and 13th century charters recording grants to Byth Priory of cultivated land that include references to Robert de Farworth, Elias de Farworth and Richard de Farworth so we can assume some sort of settlement here but it seems to have declined by the end of the medieval period. Leonard Jacks' description of 'quiet cottages, curled among the trees near Selby Hall' is fanciful. In any case, there is no evidence for a church here; however, we do have references to a medieval chapel at Serlby so maybe the remains relate to that.

By Andy Nicholson
On 05/01/2021

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