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Monument record MDR2777 - Earthwork, south west of Mercaston Hall Farm, Mercaston

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 2759 4157. A possible gazebo mound that was excavated in 1953. The excavations revealed no evidence of the feature's date or purpose. (1) A mound and a ditch are shown on the O.S. 6" map of 1955. (2) The feature consists of a ditched mound carrying a small triangular enclosure. The feature is not in a good defensive position nor does its construction suggest a military purpose. Its situation, within the bounds of a pre-16th century park and adjacent to an early road, suggest it to be a gazebo mound. Surveyed at 1/2500. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Corr. 6" (F.W. Munslow, 14.2.58)..
  • <2> Personal Observation: R2 DJC 17-MAY-62.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FDC 15-NOV-66.



Grid reference Centred SK 2758 4156 (43m by 58m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1118

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Record last edited

Jan 4 2011 12:06PM

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