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Monument record MDR3766 - Cultivation terraces, Gratton Moor Farm, Gratton

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A series of six strip lynchets running north-west/south-east have been identified from aerial photographs. (1, 2). A spectacular survival of medieval cultivation strips created to follow the contour on the locally moderate slope. There are six lynchets, each one metre in height. These strips were once part of the medieval field farmed by the settlement of Gratton. (3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial Photograph: 1957 & 1970. Photographs F.21/58/RAF/2315/0316-7; NMR SK 1060/1/03 9-10-1970.
  • <2> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 0988.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1996. Oddo House and Gratton Grange Farms, Elton and Gratton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1996. p23, No. 41, illus.



Grid reference Centred SK 203 608 (154m by 190m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR3793
  • EDR1384

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Record last edited

Apr 30 2015 8:37AM

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