Site record MDR22428 - Weapons pit, Big Moor, Baslow and Bubnell

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early 20th Century to Second World War - 1901 AD to 1945 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 27686 74612. A probable weapons pit was recorded during an archaeological walkover survey on Big Moor in 2016 following controlled moorland grass burning. The feature comprised an oval hollow, 3m by 2.5m at the top, with a linear slot in the base, 2.5m by 1m in extent. It has steep sides and is approximately 0.8m in total depth. The lack of an upcast bank and the linear hollow at the base suggests it is a 20th century military training feature such as a foxhole or weapons pit, rather than a quarry hollow, and it is located on a ridge of raised ground with a good view over the valley to the southeast. The feature was in a good condition in 2016. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: May, R (ArcHeritage). 2016. Big Moor, Derbyshire: Post-Moorland Grass Burning Archaeological Survey - Survey Report. HER Doc. No. 1860.



Grid reference SK 27686 74612 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4385

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Record last edited

May 5 2020 2:38PM

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