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Monument record MDR15684 - Possible clay pits, Shining Cliff Woods, Alderwasley

Type and Period (2)

  • ? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

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)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Carr, R & Smith, P. 2008. Survey Report: Haytop, Shining Cliff Wood, Alderwasley, Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 3341 5307 (21m by 48m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3943

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Record last edited

Dec 21 2018 9:27AM

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