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Monument record MDR1586 - Earthworks, 100m north of Upper Oldham's Farm, Middleton and Smerrill

Type and Period (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

In the area of SK 157 638 faint traces of banking and ditching forming a semi-circle and "hardly discernible traces of pit dwellings" were identified to the north-west of Upper Oldham's Farm. (1). Possible earthworks in this area were identified on aerial photographs. (2). This is an area of disused quarrying. (3). In the 1920's Barham [authority 1] suggested there were 'hardly discernible.. ..pit dwellings' and 'tumuli' sited to the north and north-west of the farm. Such features are still visible today and are fortuitous changes in land surface and natural swallow holes. (5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Barham, B. 1928-29. 'Arbor Low and the holed stone', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 50, pp 79-84.
  • <2> Aerial Photograph: 1951. A.P's 540/568/4125-6.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 22-MAR-66.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 1542. 1542.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1991. Upper Oldhams Farm, Middleton-by-Youlgreave, archaeological survey, 1991, archaeological interpretation and recommendations on presentation. Feature no. 10.



Grid reference Centred SK 157 638 (179m by 173m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3732
  • EDR1305

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Record last edited

Mar 14 2020 8:02PM

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