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Monument record MDR11308 - Anglo-Saxon and later settlement, 27-28 Queen Street, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Saxon to Elizabethan - 800 AD? to 1600 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

An archaeological desk-based assessment, evaluation and full excavation were carried out between August 2003 and November 2004 on behalf of Wilfred Young Homes Ltd. In connection with the redevelopment of a site at 27-28 Queen Street, Derby. The site lies on the west side of Queen Street, which forms part of the north-south central road in the historic core of the town, and for which a late Saxon origin is suspected. Structural remains were found, but most of the features excavated were pits and ditches, indicating extensive, but not intensive occupation. A period of cultivation followed, after which substantial dumping of deposits and construction of some outbuildings in the post-medieval period brought the site to its pre-development form. Pottery from features dates chiefly from the late-Anglo-Saxon period to the 16th century, although a small quantity of sherds point to Roman activity in the vicinity. (1, 2) Full excavation was carried out on the site at a later date. However, following bankruptcy on the part of the developer, no funding was available to write up the excavation report. The site currently (January 2011) remains undeveloped. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Baker, S (TPAU). 2004. Archaeological Field Evaluation of a Proposed Development at 27-28 Queen Street, Derby: Summary Report.
  • <2> Article in serial: Kinsley, G (TPAU). 2007. 'Derby, 27-28 Queen Street', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 127, p 130.
  • <3> Personal Observation: Baker, S (Derbyshire County Council). Observation based on a site visit, map evidence etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 35104 36626 (73m by 30m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR1781
  • EDR2876

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Record last edited

Mar 15 2020 10:24AM

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