Monument record MDR13511 - Hollow way, Hay Wood, Kedleston Park

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Jacobean - 1066 AD to 1612 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A faint track can be seen as a shallow ditch or hollow way on the western edge of Hay Wood and the Long Meadow, running parallel with a modern wire fence. At its northern end the road turns slightly to the north, which is probably the bend in the road that can be seen on the c. 1721-6 map. It is the remains of the road that once branched off from the Weston-Duffield highway below the manor of Little Ireton, providing a means of access from the north into Kedleston parish. It is mentioned as a 'foote path' in a deed of 1612, leading to a line of stepping stones over Weston Brook. The road fell out of use after 1760, when the park was expanded. The ditch is c. 4.2 metres wide, and is defined on either side by low earth banks between 4 and 5 metres wide. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, G (The National Trust). 1989. National Trust Archaeological Survey : Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. p 83.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 3112 4122 (148m by 292m)
Civil Parish WESTON UNDERWOOD, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3630

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Record last edited

Jan 28 2015 12:21PM

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