Surrey Archaeological Collections

Surrey Archaeological Society, 2003 (updated 2016)

Data copyright © Surrey Archaeological Society unless otherwise stated


Surrey Archaeological Society logo

Primary contact

Audrey Graham
Honorary Editor
Surrey Archaeological Society
Castle Arch
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3SX
UK

Send e-mail enquiry

Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.

Citing this DOI

The updated Crossref DOI Display guidelines recommend that DOIs should be displayed in the following format:

https://doi.org/10.5284/1000221
Sample Citation for this DOI

Surrey Archaeological Society (2016) Surrey Archaeological Collections [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1000221

Hide Hill in Malden and the de Malden family

PETER HOPKINS

The two small fields, which today survive as the Sir Joseph Hood Playing Fields near Motspur Park station, in the London Borough of Merton, and the adjoining horse pastures behind Green Lane primary school, Worcester Park, in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, are welcome oases of green space in the midst of suburban housing. However, the origins of these two fields, and the reason why the parish and hundred boundaries intersect with such mathematical precision at this spot, are as yet unclear. Three possible explanations are considered here: that this was the location of an ancient meeting place; that the boundaries represent the division of former intercommoning; or that these fields had formed an early Anglo-Saxon one-hide holding divided in the mid-12th century. This study also attempts to unravel the confusion that 20th century historians created concerning the descent of the de Malden family who held this land in the 12th century.