'Tournament Field' appears on the 6" OS map of 1955. (1)
The site known as Tournament Field has been threatened with open-cast mining. It is in fact a moated site and the present title is presumably a nineteenth-century attribution. It would be interesting to know it if was so-called before or after Sir Walter Scott's choice of it for the site of the Tournament in Ivanhoe (published 1820). (2)
The surviving features are manorial earthworks; basically a pond with adjacent platform mound, probably a building site. There are numerous linking ditches for drainage only and considerable rig and furrow but no evidence of desertion. Published survey, (25" 1961), revised. (3)
Article in serial: Trans Leic A S 32 1956.
Personal Observation: F1 FRH 28-JUL-66.
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Centred SK 3497 1859 (72m by 171m) (Centre)
SMISBY, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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