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)
Unpublished document: Garton, D & Guilbert, G. 2009.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.
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HOPE, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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