|Picture: The Wapentakes of Nottinghamshire.|
The 'Friends of Thynghowe' have done a great amount of research into Thynghowe over the last few years looking at the history of the Danleaw and the development of the landscape around Thynghowe. They have also promoted the site internationally at conferences and increased understanding of the site by visiting related sites across the Scandinavin world.
Some of their research can be seen at http://thynghowe.blogspot.co.uk/ , and they can be followed at http://www.facebook.com/thynghowe. More of their research will doutbless emerge over the course of the project.
All of these uses for features in the landscape show the cultural impact of Viking people on the landscape of medieval Sherwood Forest. There are many more besides those listed. But there is enough here to give a flavour of the impact that Viking settlement in the 8th and 9th centuries had on the later landscape of Medieval Sherwood Forest from the 12th onwards.
These are Clipstone meaning ‘Klyppr’s Farm’, Gunthorpe meaning ‘Gunnhild’s settlement’, Thoresby meaning Thur’s town, and on the edge of the Forest: ‘Vlar’ at Walesby.