Monument record MDR4095 - Earthwork, Dower House, Hassop
Type and Period (2)
- EARTHWORK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- ARTIFICIAL MOUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Earthwork thought to be a motte and bailey. A motte and ?bailey castle seen in the grounds of the hall from the A622 in 1958. Closer inspection suggested that the possible bailey bank had been modified, probably during the laying out of the gardens, but that the motte itself had been a little disturbed. The mound is from a 19th century. Tunnel under the road and the ditch is a Ha-Ha. (1,4,5). Only the lower part of one side of this large motte-like mound. It is thought to be built of spoil from tunnels dug in 1827-33 that run from Hassop Hall to nearby outbuildings and a ballroom (2,3). The placing of the spoil in such a prominent heap suggests that it was designed as a garden feature, possibly once supporting a summer house or being conceived as a mock castle motte. (6).
- <1> SDR5717 Article in serial: East Midlands Committee of Field Archaeologists. 1963. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, 1963.
- <2> SDR12891 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner, N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Derbyshire. 2nd ed., revised. p239.
- <3> SDR4305 Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 1982. The Derbyshire Country House, Volume I. p39.
- <4> SDR13698 Bibliographic reference: Bagshaw Map in Sheffield City Library.
- <5> SDR9742 Index: NDAT. 1189. 1189.
- <6> SDR19238 Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 1993. Hassop Estate, Hassop and Rowland, archaeological survey, 1993. No. 31, p8.
|Grid reference||Centred SK 222 721 (45m by 43m) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||HASSOP, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Mar 9 2015 11:02AM