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Monument record MDR3074 - ?Deserted medieval village site, Bonsall

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

[Centred SK 267 571]. A possible deserted medieval village is indicated by the field name 'Old Town Piece' (1) although there are no significant details on the aerial photographs. (2). No village earthworks exist in the indicated area which has been subjected to extensive lead mining. (3). A possible Romano-British settlement site [SMR 9614] is located nearby and may be the 'old town' referred to by the placename evidence. (4). An archaeological survey in 1998 records that there is no sign of earthworks at this grid reference, but this is not surprising as the region has been heavily lead mined since the post medieval period. (5). Site monitoring has been carried out and site appears not to be under threat. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: 1848. Tithe Map & Apportionment Bonsall.
  • <2> Aerial Photograph: 1950. Aerial Photographs 541/551/4178-9 4.6.50.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 11-MAY-66.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 1477. 1477.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1998. Leys Farm, Bonsall and Ible, Derbyshire, archaeological survey 1998. p15.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Marriott, J (PDNPA). 2012. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Bonsall Leys Lead Mine.



Grid reference Centred SK 267 571 (112m by 125m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR3237
  • EDR4097
  • EDR1004

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2015 9:46AM

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