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Monument record MDR10204 - Cropmarks and artefact scatter north of Camp Hill, Elmton

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A variety of cropmarks, including linear features, pits and circular enclosures, were identified on aerial photographs and plotted at a scale of 1:10000. (1) Air photographs have revealed a series of cropmarks at Camp Hill (SMR 5226) that extend into adjacent fields, including the field centred at SK 5117 7386 to the north-west. The cropmarks accord the site a high rarity value in the context of the Magnesian Limestone escarpment. Fieldwalking in the field resulted in the recovery of several flint artefacts, including an oblique arrowhead fragment, a plano-convex knife fragment, a scraper, two flakes, three cores and two fragments of miscellaneous flint waste. In addition, there was a single Romano-British pottery sherd (a base angle of Grey Ware) and three post-medieval sherds. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.
  • <2> Archive: Knight, D (TPAT). 1984-1986. Fieldwalking Survey of Elmton - archive fieldwalking sheets held in the SMR. Acc. No. E104.
  • <3> Article in serial: Knight, D, Garton, D, & Leary, R (TPAT). 1998. 'The Elmton fieldwalking survey: prehistoric and Romano-British artefact scatters', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 118, pp 69-85.



Grid reference Centred SK 51172 73862 (437m by 230m)

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2017 4:29PM

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