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Monument record MDR4269 - 'The Warren' Romano-British Settlement, North Lees, Outseats

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A large complex series of terraced and scooped enclosures, house platforms and fields, also known as 'The Warren'. The enclosures are mainly of rubble with slab-on-edge walling. Partial excavation of one house site confirmed a Romano-British date. (1) Treasure hunters digging into one of the enclosures have exposed walling three courses high. Their activities are known to have uncovered a flat gritstone quern, 30 sherds of Derbyshire Ware, slag and cinders. The fields extend into the now-cleared modern fields, to the south. (2, 3) The settlement contains a series of nearly level rectangular terraces facing downslope to the west and oriented north-south. Each terrace is revetted at the long downslope side by a row of orthostats behind which are heaped smaller stones and earth. A trackway passes through the southern part of the site. In addition there are irregular enclosures forming small yards. The entire complex measures c.200m x 150m. Scheduled. (5) Photographic record. (6-7)

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. pp 48-50.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Hart, C (NDAT). 1981. The North Derbyshire Archaeological Survey to AD 1500. pp 97-8.
  • <3> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1648, 1650, 1652, 2369.
  • <4> Article in serial: East Midlands Committee of Field Archaeologists. 1964. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, 1964. Volume 7, no. 3.
  • <5> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1998. Scheduling Notification : The Warren Romano-British settlement, 320m north west of North Lees Hall. 29811.
  • <6> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 410.4a-6a, 435.0-3, 474.35-36.
  • <7> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 11313.1-24.



Grid reference Centred SK 2334 8371 (241m by 153m) (Centre)

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Jan 29 2018 3:00PM

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