The lands of Darley abbey
Darley abbey was a house of Augustinian canons established in the early 12th century on the banks of the river Derwent a few miles north of Derby. It was the largest and wealthiest of the small number of abbeys in medieval Derbyshire and accumulated land in several different parts of the county, including Bolsover and the adjoining village of Palterton. At Bolsover the canons were also given the parish church in the mid 12th century, probably not long after it was been built.
The two assets associated with this item deal with the history of the estate during the Middle Ages and the fate of the lands after the Dissolution. See also the item on the Church in Bolsover for Darley abbey's connection with the parish church during the Middle Ages.