Monument record MDR11730 - Earthworks east of Old Fishpond Plantation, Meynell Langley, Kirk Langley

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ridge and furrow in two adjacent fields, running east/west in the westernmost field and north-west/south-east in the easternmost field. (1). The northern limit of the east/west ridge and furrow is marked by a pronounced bank and ditch, probably a remnant of the former deer park pale, while its eastern end is marked by a further bank. The ground drops away considerably on the eastern side of the bank, giving it the appearance of a large dam, although it would seem to be far too large to be associated with the nearby medieval/early post-medieval water mill [SMR 22108]. A further pronounced bank and ditch extends eastwards from the north-east end of this 'dam', possibly a feature associated with the deer park. Further east, a low flat rectangular platform was tentatively identified in the valley bottom. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial Photograph: 1971. Fairey Surveys 1:12000. AP_12_164.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Stroud, G. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc.. Site visit, 01/12/2008.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 2986 3900 (470m by 249m)
Civil Parish KIRK LANGLEY, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Mar 14 2017 2:21PM

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