Site record MDR22997 - Possible Dewpond, Lea Wood, Dethick, Lea and Holloway

Type and Period (2)

  • ? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible dewpond, Lea Wood, Dethick, Lea and Holloway, probably of post medieval date. A circular, stone-lined pit was excavated in 2013. The excavators believed it to have been used for drinking water for horses after the woods had become a pleasure ground in the 19th century. 'The circular stone feature consisted of a single wall of five courses of irregular gritstone blocks, the maximum size of the blocks being 0.4m by 0.16m by 0.18m, with a minimum size of 0.7m by 0.2 by 1.5m. …A clay layer…sealed the bottom of the stone feature. Further mid-brown clay was also identified between the stones of the circular feature, suggesting that the whole structure had been waterproofed with clay when in use.' (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Walker R, J Tong, K Mapplethorpe, V Park and L Strafford (ARS Ltd). 2013. Lea Wood, Derbyshire Heritage Community Project: Archaeological Excavation Report.



Grid reference SK 3173 5567 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR4717

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Record last edited

Mar 2 2020 5:01PM

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