Investigation followed plane-tabling survey in 1993 where it was suggested that the field contained house platforms, banks and ditches. A substantial structure was revealed with well-built walls. It was decided that there was scope for a larger medieval village to be present in the vicinity of Bradbourne. The site may have been abandoned in the 14th century due to the death of its inhabitants from plague. It could also be the case that it was occupied much later, perhaps the 16th century, and the site was abandoned following the dissolution of the monasteries. If this was a large monastic site, the land would have been part of a larger estate. The total absence of clay pipe fragments suggests the structure is earlier than the 17th century. (1)
Unpublished document: Armstrong, S & Dennell, R (University of Sheffield). 1994. Preliminary report on investigations at Bradbourne, Derbyshire in June 1994.
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BRADBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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