Ditched enclosure, between Common End, Eggington Road and Jacksons Lane, Etwall, of probable Iron Age date.
During a geophysical survey carried out in 2015 in advance of proposed development '…a positive rectilinear anomaly [was recorded] in the west of the site. This is likely to be related to a former ditched enclosure, and may be an indication of former occupation activity.' (1)
Two roughly paralell linear anomolies, oriented northeast - southwest were recorded on the eastern part of the geophysical survey area, away from this enclosure, in addition to a number of smaller, potentially archaeological features.
An evaluation carried out later in 2015 revealed: 'four sides of a probable Iron age enclosure measuring c0.4ha. An entranceway was identified within the western arm of the enclosure, with the results of the geophysical survey and cropmark evidence suggesting a parallel entranceway along the eastern arm of the enclosure. All of the enclosure ditch fills are made up of a considerable thickness of redeposited natural gravels, which may suggest deliberate backfilling or the rapid erosion of an associated bank. ...On the interior of the enclosure a pit and a group of six postholes were identified, which appeared to form a circular structure. The projected diameter of this posthole structure is c20m, which is very large for a roundhouse and as such may represent some form of internal enclosure. No finds were recovered from anywhere on site and the environmental evidence isn’t particularly indicative of occupation…' (2)
Unpublished document: Davies, R (Stratascan). 2015. Land off Willington Road, Etwall, Derbyshire. 5.
Unpublished document: Swales, C (Wessex Archaeology). 2015. Land off Willington Road, Etwall, Derbyshire: Archaeological Evaluation Report.
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SK 2710 3110 (point)
ETWALL, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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