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Site record MDR23001 - Roads, Enclosures, Trackways and Linear Features, Junction of Hassop Road and A6020, Hassop

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Enclosures, trackways and linear features, junction of Hassop Road and A6020, Hassop, of unknown date. A geophysical survey carried out in 2012 '…appear[ed] to demonstrate the confluence of a number of different trackways and various enclosures. Two of these trackways are relatively coincidental with those known from the 1810 Enclosure Award map though with a south - west aligned trackway, observable as extant earthworks, absent from the geophysical survey. There are at least two relatively well-defined roughly rectilinear enclosures to the west of the probable trackway, the larger of which appears to have ephemeral internal features, and an anomaly which can indicate industrial activity. Ridge and furrow observed as ephemeral extant remains during the earthwork survey has been confirmed by the geophysics results, principally towards the western end of the field.' (1) During an excavation carried out in 2012, former road surfaces were observed: 'The excavation revealed substantial remains of former roads, including a junction which appears depicted on cartographic records dating from the early 17th century onwards running from Bakewell to Hassop and branching off to the west towards Ashford…. The remnants of the Y-shaped junction consisted of metalled surfaces flanked by large kerbstones. A series of wheel ruts, aligned parallel with the kerbstones, were discernible on the metalled surface of the road running towards Ashford. Earlier phases of construction amongst the roads were identified as the roads were re-laid and repaired well into the 19th century…' (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Flintoff, P (ARS Ltd). 2018. Decoding the Bakewell Crosses: a Geophysical Survey at Hassop Crossroads, Near Bakewell, Derbyshire.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Mora-Ottomano, A (ARS Ltd). 2012. Excavation at Hassop Road Roundabout, Bakewell, Derbyshire.



Grid reference SK 2153 7075 (point)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR4779
  • EDR4729

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Record last edited

Mar 3 2020 12:48PM

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