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Monument record MDR5368 - Medieval (?) town ditch, Chesterfield

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Full Description

SK 386 712. A major medieval ditch was excavated on the Roman fort site (see SK 37 SE 22) running parallel to the former boundary of free land along Station Road. Its profile was V-shaped, and its depth 5m. Fourteenth to fiftheenth century pottery was recovered from its infill, and the ditch may be identified tentatively as a medieval town defence for which no record is known to have survived. (1-2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Courtney, T (Department of the Environment). 1975-6. Department of the Environment Archaeological Excavations.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Schofield, J et al. 1981. CBA Recent Archaeological Research: English Towns.



Grid reference Centred SK 386 712 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

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Dec 1 2021 12:08PM

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