Monument record MDR1934 - Strip Lynchets, Chee Tor, Blackwell in the Peak

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 131 731 : Chee Tor Strip Lynchets: A series of strip lynchets covering an area of some 10ha (25 acres). They overlay an earlier Iron Age / Romano-British field system. These cultivated terraces average 2 to 2½m in height although one attains 5m. (1-3) This site comprises lynchets and banks, defining a palimpsest of fields and cultivation strips of different types, covering a large area of the slopes at the north-eastern corner of the farm. The area had been enclosed with drystone wall in the 17th/18th century. The majority of the ancient field boundaries can be seen as large lynchets today, up to 3m high. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 0345. 0345.
  • <2> Article in serial: Thomas, F. 1961. 'Celtic Fields at Blackwell, Taddington', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol 81, pp 147-148.
  • <3> Article in serial: Thomas, F. 1962. 'Earthworks on Chee Tor, Blackwell, near Taddington', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 82. p102.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1989. Blackwell Hall Farm, Blackwell, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1989. No.2, p2.



Grid reference Centred SK 130 730 (416m by 332m) (Multiple Site Centre)

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  • EDR3990

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2015 8:43AM

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