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Monument record MDR2116 - Possible field system, Hay Top, Little Longstone

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Full Description

SK: 1764 7248: Hay Top, Enclosure (AP mark): Small rectangular ditched enclosure showing on an aerial photograph as a cropmark. (1). Group of field boundaries preserved as different types of earthworks: banks and ditches, banks, and lynchets. Most are well defined and link with the drystone walls. They represent the remains of a field system and evidence for how it has developed over time. Some of the earthworks pre-date the drystone wall field system, while others are the result of these walls being removed. Those banks lying along lines of ruined or missing field walls were boundaries as early as 1611, as they are shown on a William Senior map of that date. Other earthworks are boundaries which had probably fallen out of use by 1611 because they do not appear on that or any later maps. The earthworks may form at least part of the Romano-British settlement excavated in the 1960s [SMR 9302]. (3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: NDAT. 3607.
  • <2> Aerial Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). 1970. Aerial Photograph: 075. 70. 423..
  • <3> Unpublished document: Bevan, B (PDNPA). 1994. Brushfield Hough, Brushfield, Great Longstone, Ashford, Taddington and Sheldon Parishes, Derbyshire, Archaeological Survey, 1994. p 18, feature 43.



Grid reference Centred SK 1771 7257 (216m by 363m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2012 11:34AM

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