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Monument record MDR2245 - Enclosure, Upper Cave Dale, Castleton

Type and Period (2)

  • (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small Romano-British enclosure ("home"), backed by a limestone cliff, has been found by Mr L H Butcher on the north side of Upper Cave Dale. Possibly a hut. (1, 2) There is nothing resembling an enclosure in this area. (3) The only man-made feature that could be identified in 1992 was the fully tumbled and part-robbed remains of a post-medieval wall that runs up the slope. Other features north of the wall, while sometimes bank-like, all appeared to be limestone outcrops and naturally-placed earthfast boulders. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: Preston, F L. Transcript Hunter Index, 2.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: May, J (ed.). 1963. East Midland Archaeological Bulletin, No. 6. p 2.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 06-SEP-65.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. NDAT: 0591.. 0591.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1992. Aston Hall, land at Castleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1992. No. 112, p 16.



Grid reference Centred SK 147 822 (74m by 61m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3680
  • EDR860

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Record last edited

Jan 11 2016 12:13PM

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