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Monument record MDR2585 - Cropmark of ring ditch, Egginton Common

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The dry summer of 1959 accentuated crop-marks in the well-drained area of the Trent floodplan, and Dr St Joseph was able to obtain aerial photographs of a number of unsuspected sites. These included a cropmark of a ring ditch on Egginton Common, at approx. SK 284291. (1, 2) Under crop, no visual evidence on the ground. (3) Features likely either to have been scraped away or else have had waste dumped on them. <4>

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial Photograph: St Joseph, J K. AP no. YU 54 in the Cambridge Collection of Aerial Photographs.
  • <2> Article in serial: Hughes, R. 1961. 'Archaeological sites in the Trent Valley, South Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 81, pp149-150.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 JB 25-JUL-66.
  • <4> Unpublished document: na (MOLA). 2015. Archaeological Evaluation Report: Etwall Farm.



Grid reference Centred SK 283 291 (494m by 454m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR4678
  • EDR1381
  • EDR4572

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Record last edited

Mar 2 2020 4:02PM

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