Monument record MDR4299 - Double ring ditch, pit alignment and enclosures 400m south-west of The Grange

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 346 274. Concentric ring-ditches, pit-alignment and other crop-marks. See illustration card. (1) Under crop, no visual remains [1966]. (2) The following cropmarks are visible on air photographs: a) SK 345 284: Double ring ditch. b) SK 345 283: Two small rectangular enclosures. c) SK 346 284: Pit alignment (with adjacent non-contemporary L-shaped feature). (3, 4) Cropmarks plotted on map overlay at a scale of 1:10,000. (8) In an assessment of existing information, it is stated that a shallow L-shaped linear feature (not showing as a cropmark) lay along the west side of the pit alignment, but no clear relationship could be established between the two. There was deep-ploughing in 1989 which damaged some of the site. (9) A watching brief revealed two features; on the north side a pit was found to measure upto 0.9m wide. No features were were found at the southern end of the pit alignment suggesting that it may have terminated here. Some modern disturbance was found on the north-eastern side of the area, this corresponds with an area known to have been disturbed by small-scale quarrying, and may represent backfilling of quarry hollows. (10)

Sources/Archives (18)

  • <1> Aerial Photograph: A.P.'s. (J.K. St. Joseph Y.W.62, ABB 53, AFY 35..
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 JB 25-JUL-66.
  • <3c> Aerial Photograph: APs (NMR SK 3428/ 8-10 12-14 CU VW 61 62).
  • <3b> Aerial Photograph: APs (NMR SK 3428/12-14.
  • <3a> Aerial Photograph: APs (NMR SK 3428/4 4 9-13).
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Trent Valley Arch Res Comm Gaz c 1980 8.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: RCHME.
  • <5b> Aerial Photograph: St. Joseph, J. K.. AP: Cambridge: St Joseph, J.K.: YU63, AFY3 4-36, VW61-2.
  • <5c> Aerial Photograph: AP: NMR: Pickering, J: 3428/8-13.
  • <5a> Index: TPAT. 2062. 2062.
  • <6b> Aerial Photograph: St, Joseph, J. K.. AP: Cambridge: St Joseph, J. K.: AFY 34-6, YU 63, VW 61-2.
  • <6c> Aerial Photograph: AP: NMR: Pickering, J.: 3428/1.
  • <6a> Index: TPAT. 2060. 2060.
  • <7b> Aerial Photograph: AP: NMR: Pickering, J.: 3428/1.
  • <7a> Index: TPAT. 2061. 2061.
  • <8> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Kinsley, G (TPAT). 1992. Swarkestone Gravel Pit Extension, Report on Archaeological Implications for Steetley Quarry Products Ltd.
  • <10> Unpublished document: Knight, D & Morris, T (TPAT). 1996. Swarkestone Quarry, Barrow-upon-Trent, Derbyshire. Summary of Archaeological Work 1995-6.



Grid reference SK 34466 28383 (point) (Approximate)

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Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR1678
  • EDR1677
  • EDR1381

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Mar 14 2020 7:58PM

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