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Monument record MDR13223 - Possible prehistoric hearth, land south of Peakshole Water, Hope

Type and Period (1)

  • ? (Early Neolithic - 3700 BC to 3510 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

In July 2004 a watching brief was carried out over machine-stripping of topsoil along part of the route of a Severn Trent Water pipeline between Peakshole Water and Maiden Green, through pasture-land formerly known as 'Peas Bongs', with later monitoring of the opening of the pipe-trench. A charcoal rich horizon was identified in the side of the pipe-trench and partially excavated in order to acquire material for radiocarbon dating. It was expected to be contemporary with a similar charred scoop, albeit one that had associated metal working residues, previously excavated some 150m to the west-north-west [see SMR 8168] as part of the same watching brief. This had been dated to the medieval period; however, the charcoal from the Peas Bongs site unexpectedly provided a date of 3700-3510 BC. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Garton, D & Guilbert, G. 2009. Archaeological Excavations and Watching Briefs in 2004 on the Route of a New Sewer and Related Works between Severn Trent Water Treatment Plants near Laneside Farm, Hope, and by Stretfield Road, Bradwell, Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 1741 8318 (15m by 11m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2955

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Record last edited

Feb 5 2013 4:06PM

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