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Monument record MDR11257 - Earthworks south-east of Ravenscliff Farm, Kniveton

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Full Description

Earthworks lying to the south-east of Ravenscliff Farm, similar to earthworks lying to the east of Ladycroft Farm (on the western edge of Kniveton). Local tradition referred to the Ladycroft earthworks as the site of clay quarries for a local brick-kiln. (1) Irregular earthworks are visible on the hillside to the south-east of Ravenscliff. They include several possible quarries and a pronounced earthwork bank running across the slope. The bank appears to turn a 90 degree corner at one end. A pile of rubble from a tumbled structure was present at one end of one of the possible quarries. However, there was no clear evidence that stone was being quarried, as no exposed stone quarry faces were visible. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Wildgoose, M. Personal observation, email communication etc.. June 23 2007.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Stroud, G. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc.. Field visit, June 20 2007.



Grid reference Centred SK 19235 50084 (301m by 359m)

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Record last edited

Feb 7 2011 4:22PM

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