Oval pits around 3m by 2m water filled. A soil auger sample was taken which produced a fine grey-brown clay at 30cm depth. This part of the wood is particually wet, with a clay subsoil, therefore it is possible that they were clay pits, since excavation elsewhere has shown clay was used to cover kiln or coal stacks. (1)
Unpublished document: Carr, R & Smith, P. 2008. Survey Report: Haytop, Shining Cliff Wood, Alderwasley, Derbyshire.
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