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Monument record MDR5434 - Castle Pit Hill, west of Ramsley Wood, Melbourne

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Castle Pit Hill' appears on the 2nd edition 25" OS map. (1) 'Ie Castyll Hull' is mentioned in Duchy of Lancaster documents in 1522. (2) 'Castle Hill' appears in an unpublished deed in 1673. (3) This has no obvious connection with Melbourne Castle (see SMR 23204) and perhaps refers to some lost earthworks. (4) Old quarry - traditional source of stone for Melbourne Castle. (5) Ploughed out. (6-7) Field name of Castle Pit, but no sign of stone working. Possible reference to a dew pond? (8)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Duchy of Lancaster documents, Public Record Office.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Unpublished Deed..
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part III. English Place-Name Society, Vol. XXIX.. p 642.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Mr. J. G. Shields, owner, Donington Park..
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: F1 WW 08-FEB-60.
  • <7> Personal Observation: F2 BHS 11-JUL-66.
  • <8> Index: NDAT. 2455. 2455. T&PAT.



Grid reference Centred SK 4048 2642 (63m by 45m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR891
  • EDR992

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Record last edited

Jun 19 2015 2:56PM

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