Monument record MDR1839 - Earthwork bank, Housley, Eyam

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

An earthen bank centred on SK 1960 7613 was interpreted as a possible medieval township boundary bank. (1) This feature is between 5m and 6m wide and embanked between 0.8m and 1.5m high. It is not a township boundary, but rather the original route of a section of the Chesterfield to Hernstone Lane Head turnpike road established by Act of Parliament in 1759 [although the road itself may well be earlier - see also SMR 14710]. A diversion was made a short distance to the north sometime after 1840 and before 1880 (based on historic map evidence), in order to lessen the gradient of the road. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2163. 2163.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Ullathorne, A (PDNPA). 2004. Land at Housley, Eyam, Derbyshire, archaeological field survey, upland option, 2004. p 2, Feature 1.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 1964 7612 (464m by 172m) (Linear)
Civil Parish EYAM, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Feb 22 2012 2:28PM

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