Monument record MDR10929 - Probable revetment or weir south of Barrow on Trent

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Structure of double row of upright posts and stone infill recorded by C R Salisbury in June 1989 during gravel quarrying. The posts are all of riven oak and all the stone are Mercian mudstone. The posts were probably joined by wattles to contain the fill of stones and brushwood. This type of structure was used to retain river banks and to reduce braiding by cutting off channels around islands. They would probably double up as fish weirs, flash weirs and landing stages. This particular example may have been built to connect a small island to the bank, so allowing the area behind to 'warp up'. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Salisbury, C. Sketch of June 7 1989, letter of May 4 1990 and four photographs.

Map

Location

Grid reference SK 3493 2792 (point)
Civil Parish BARROW UPON TRENT, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Mar 30 2016 4:27PM

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