Monument record MDR12152 - Possible early field system, Swarkestone Quarry, Barrow-upon-Trent

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Stripping of an area of ground in 2007 prior to sand and gravel extraction revealed a low river terrace flanking a wide palaeochannel. The slightly higher area of gravels on this terrace preserved traces of several linear ditches, recorded during a watching brief. Two of these features ran parallel to each other and may represent a possible north-south trackway. A ditched boundary appeared to run towards this at right angles, possibly demarcating a field. The features remain undated, but comparable arrangements of ditches or gullies recorded in earlier phases of excavation at Swarkestone have been dated to the Iron Age and Romano-British periods. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Walker, D (TPA). 2008. Watching Brief at High Meadow, Barrow-upon-Trent, by TPA in 2007.



Grid reference Centred SK 3495 2779 (86m by 103m)

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  • EDR2774

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Record last edited

Mar 30 2016 4:27PM

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