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Monument record MDR1350 - 'The Portway' (conjectural route of), through Ashford-in-the-Water

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

That part of the ancient trackway that passes through the parish of Ashford in the Water. The track throughout its length is part green lane, minor road or footpath and part out of use but visible on the ground. The origins of the track are thought to be prehistoric and it was certainly in use during the Saxon/Medieval period. (1-4) Medieval trackway. (5)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Unpublished document: Chan, B (ARCUS). 2003. An Archaeological Watching Brief at Mill (Hyde) Bridge, Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire.
  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. Smith, M W; 1983; D309.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Dodd, A & Dodd, E. 1980. Peakland Roads and Trackways. pp 60-62.
  • <3> Article in serial: Cockerton, R W P. 1932. 'The Port Way. A Preliminary Note', The Derbyshire Countryside. Vol 2, No.5, pp 6-7.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Dodd, A & Dodd, E. 2000. Peakland Roads & Trackways, 3rd edition. pp 13-17, 44-49.
  • <5> Article in serial: Radley, J. 1963. 'Peak District roads prior to the turnpike era', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. No. 83, pp 39-50. pp 39-50.



Grid reference Centred SK 185 702 (2411m by 2393m) (Centred on)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4856

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Record last edited

Mar 3 2020 2:47PM

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