Monument record MDR1672 - Bank and ditch boundary, Little Rookery Farm, Middleton and Smerrill

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A curving bank and ditch boundary, thought to enclose some 40 acres and running from SK 1850 6230 to SK 1875 6160, was identified by L H Butcher and C James, and suggested to be Medieval in date. (1,2). Archaeological survey in 1997 found no trace of the bank and ditch but noted that the land had been heavily improved and the earthworks had probably been ploughed away. A wall curving down from the north probably followed the medieval boundary. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 1539. 1539.
  • <2> Article in serial: James, C and Butcher, L H. 1962. East Midlands Archaeology Bulletin. Vol.5, p8. p8.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1997. Land belonging to Meadow Place Grange, Middleton and Smerrill and Youlgreave, Derbyshire. p 14, Feature 4.



Grid reference Centred SK 1851 6198 (231m by 673m) (Centred on)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4078

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Record last edited

Aug 26 2015 3:39PM

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