Monument record MDR4114 - Lynchets, 610m south of Highfields Farm, Stoney Middleton

Type and Period (6)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Former Type) (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Field named Upper Torr Tops on 1848 Tithe Award. Features include a dewpond, a small pond, possible lynchets following the curve of the hill, a deeply incised trackway and a disused limestone quarry along the west wall. (1). A series of lynchets, some running north to south and others east to west. Those running east to west are larger and more pronounced. The field shapes do not suggest fossilised medieval strips, although there are features which suggest that this area was part of the medieval open fields of Stoney Middleton. The strip lynchets in this field indicates that the fields were previously narrower and deliberately cut into the slope to make cultivation terraces. The history of the enclosure is not known, however. (2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2686. 2686.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Robbins, H (PDNPA). 2000. Highfields Farm, Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 2000. No. 28, p 15.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 220 745 (131m by 242m) (Multiple Site Centre)
Civil Parish STONEY MIDDLETON, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Feb 28 2008 1:29PM

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