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Monument record MDR3066 - Remains of strip lynchets, Horse Dale, Bonsall

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Lynchets are conspicuous at Horse Dale by Bonsal. (1). [Centred SK 2662 5803]. These lynchets may be cultivation terraces (but they face north-east). (2). A system of sinuous medieval strip lynchets bordering enclosed hill-top strip fields. The lynchets average 0.7 metres in height and the terraces ten metres in width. Most of the lynchet features have been mutilated by later lead mining activities and are now in poor condition. (3). Authority 3 is correct. (4). Site threat - exploration for and subsequent extraction of fluorspar and associated minerals. (6).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Article in serial: Young, W. 1928-1929. 'A note on lynchets in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 50. p99.
  • <2> Aerial Photograph: 1950. A.P's 541/551/3117-8, 4.6.50.
  • <3> Personal Observation: 15-NOV-1962. F1 RL.
  • <4> Personal Observation: 11-MAY-66. F2 BHS.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 1445. 1445.
  • <6> Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). K Smith (Peak Park Joint Planning Board) personal communication. 6.10.1992.



Grid reference Centred SK 2658 5802 (296m by 174m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR1004
  • EDR1114

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Record last edited

Sep 4 2007 3:04PM

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