Monument record MDR4189 - Possible Romano-British settlement site, Ladybower South, Bamford

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SK 208 866. Three slab-on-edge enclosures, one of which may be a small house site. All three sites above Ladybower Brook lie on small level 'shelves' in the steep valley sides. The date is uncertain, but possibly Romano-British on the evidence of the walling construction: slab-on-edge seems to be characteristic of that period. (1) Scheduled. The monument includes the remains of a farmstead situated on the northern fringe of Bamford Moor. The farmstead comprises three enclosures defined by drystone bundaries with occasional orthostatic or edge-set slabs. The largest enclosure measures approximately 35m by 25m and is irregular in shape. Attached is a smaller sub-rectangular enclosure measuring approx. 20m by 15m. A third smaller enclosure is situated directly to the north-east. It measures approximately 12m by 12m and is indicative of a house site, the surviving enclosure bank representing the walls of the building. Alternatively the enclosure bank may have formed a yard around a smaller timber framed building. (6) Site monitoring was carried out in 2009, when the site appeared not to be under threat. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Article in serial: Makepeace, G (Hunter Archaeological Society). 1987. 'An archaeological survey of Bamford and Hathersage Outseats, Derbyshire', Trans. Hunter Arch. Soc.. Volume 14, pp 43-55. p48-9.
  • <2> Index: NDAT. 0189. 0189.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: May, J (ed.). 1963. East Midland Archaeological Bulletin, No. 6. p 2.
  • <4> Article in serial: Beswick, P and Merrills, D. 1983. 'L H Butcher's survey of early settlements and fields in the Southern Pennines', Transactions of the Hunter Archaeology Society. Volume 12, pp 16-50. p33.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference:
  • <6> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2002. Scheduling Notice: Romano-British farmstead 475m est of Ladybower Inn. 31308. Cat no. 526.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Wetton, P (PDNPA). 2009. Scheduled Monument Monitoring Form: Romano British Farmstead.



Grid reference Centred SK 209 865 (80m by 70m) (Centre)

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  • EDR3280

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Jan 16 2017 11:25AM

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