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Monument record MDR3108 - Lynchets, 415m north-east of Bottom Leys Farm, Bonsall

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Medieval Lynchets overlooking Horse Dale. (1). A series of lynchets on the north side of Horse Dale, with a possible pack-horse route extending onto the plateau above. Also, at least one lynchet is located on the south side of the Dale, south of the footpath. A number of mineshafts exist along the top of this lynchet. A possible lynchet is located south of the field boundary at SK 2647 5824. There are also many mine-shafts throughout the area, demonstrating a relationship between earlier Medieval lynchets and later post-medieval lead mining. (3). These lynchets are located within a high priority lead mining area. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 1457. 1457.
  • <2> Article in serial: Young, W. 1928-1929. 'A note on lynchets in Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 50. pp 98-100.
  • <3> Personal Observation: Smith, K (PPJPB). K Smith (Peak Park Joint Planning Board) personal communication. 6.10.1992.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 2004. An Inventory of Regionally & Nationally Important Lead Mining Sites in the Peak District. Vol. 2: Corpus of Sites. pp 16-17, feature 9.



Grid reference Centred SK 265 582 (207m by 151m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Feb 13 2012 2:44PM

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