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Monument record MDR436 - Circular earthwork, Ollersett, New Mills

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial round earthwork was identified at SK 028 857 on an aerial photograph. (1, 2) The earthwork probably represents a circular reservoir of about 40m diameter which appears to be stone-lined. Archaeological survey in 1995 noted that it was overgrown with vegetation and embanked with turf. The reservoir served nearby coal workings where the water was probably used for coal washing. A leat was constructed between the reservoir and the workings comprising a single narrow ditch which is still visible. Neither the reservoir nor its associated leat are shown on the 1880 Ordnance Survey map but were probably built shortly after this date. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: NDAT: 3487.
  • <2> Aerial Photograph: 1971. Fairey Surveys 1:12000. AP_18_137.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Bevan, B & Sidebottom, P (PDNPA). 1995. Piece Farm, Ollersett Moor, New Mills, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1995. p 14, Feature no. 13.



Grid reference Centred SK 028 856 (102m by 99m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3937

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2017 4:21PM

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