Monument record MDR15402 - Lynchets/Cairn (site of), Bank Top Farm, Hartington Town Quarter

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small cairn measuring 5m by 4.5m across, most likely a clearance feature, with a lynchet running south-west from it to the limestone outcrop nearby. Further north a second probably lynchet runs parallel to the other. The date of the ancient fields these features describe is unclear, but map evidence suggests that they predate 1804 as they do not appear on maps of this date onwards. It would not be surprising if they were of similar date to the nearby Roman to Medieval systems (see SMR 7030). (1) Map and satellite photo evidence suggests these features are destroyed as a water tank and farm buildings have been constructed over them. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1991. Bank Top Farm, Hartington Town Quarter, Derbyshire, archaeological survey 1991.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.
  • <3> *Internet Web Site: Google Maps. Site accessed 10/04/2015..



Grid reference Centred SK 1285 6160 (65m by 68m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3728

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Record last edited

Nov 28 2016 4:01PM

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