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Monument record MDR4340 - Probable slipway, Repton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Saxon - 410 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 303 272. A resistivity survey by A Aspinall in the War Memorial Cloister located the east arm of the Viking defensive ditch as predicted. (1) The excavation in the headmaster's garden continued work on the probable slipway. From the pottery in the infill it would appear to be 12th century, probably filled in by the Augustinian Canons when the new priory was built. Further excavation will confirm whether or not this was a slipway. (2) SK 302 271. Excavations and research were carried out at this approximate location by Martin Biddle and Birthe Kjolbye-Biddle at some time before 1989. A defensive ditch was recorded in the Derby Museum Catalogue Records. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Article in serial: 1985. Medieval Archaeol. Vol. 29.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: CBA Churches Comm Bull 22 1985 3 (M Biddle).
  • <3> Article in serial: Biddle, M. and Kjolbye-Biddle, B.. 1992. 'Repton and the Vikings', Antiquity. Vol 66, pp36-51. pp. 36-51.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Derby Museum. 1993. Derby Museum Catalogue - Repton. DBYMU ref: 1989-59.



Grid reference Centred SK 303 272 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR318
  • EDR320

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Record last edited

Sep 20 2018 12:41PM

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