[Area SK 336 262] A short distance east of Wall Hill are raised earth formations perhaps the site of the original fortification indicated by the place-name 'Foremark' which means 'old fortification'. (1) The published earthworks are portions of an old roadway. (2)
The earthworks are marked on late 19th century OS maps. Their greatest extent is shown on the 1st ed. 25" OS map of c. 1880 where they appear to run either side of enclosure or field boundaries. The field boundaries are not shown on the 2nd edition of 1901, although the earthworks are still depicted. This suggests the possibility that the earthworks represent boundary banks rather than an old roadway, either pre-dating the creation of the parkland around Foremark Hall or forming subdivisions within that parkland. (3, 4)
Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part III. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXIX.. p635.
Personal Observation: F1 JB 26-JUL-66.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet LVII.8.
Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet LVII.8, 1901.
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Centred SK 335 263 (627m by 342m) (Centre)
FOREMARK, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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