Earthen bank linear feature, of unknown date is aligned north to south. The bank abuts Shaw lane on its northern edge, north-east of the River Derwent and Milford. The feature is possibly associated with a similar earthwork bank [SMR 28811]. The bank was identified during a LiDAR survey carried out in 2015. (1)
This linear earthwork, and the adjacent one that lies at right angles (SMR 28811), both follow the line of the old road to Holbrook before the Strutt Estate bought the land and surrounding fields from Bradshaw of Holbrook in 1806. This enabled the company to create a more direct route through Shawlane Plantation. The old route can be seen on the Strutt Estate Map of 1792 and an 1820 copy of the 1791 Parliamentary Enclosure Map. (2, 3, 4)
Digital data: Malone, S (TPA). 2015. GIS data from the DerwentWISE Project LiDAR Analysis.
Correspondence: Eaton, H. 2016. Email re linear earthwork features off Shaw Lane, received via HER Officer 29/03/2016. Email.
Map: 1820. Extract from a copy of the original 1791 Parliamentary Enclosure Award. .jpg.
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Centred SK 3544 4535 (48m by 89m)
BELPER, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE
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