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Monument record MDR5627 - Ridge and furrow and cropmarks, north of Aston Lane, Shardlow

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Field to the south of Shardlow containing ridge and furrow and possible ring ditch. Almost certainly contains end of Aston Cursus although this not showing on aerial photographs due to crop on field. (1) To the north-east of the area covered by the SMR, irregular linear and curvilinear cropmarks may form parts of an undated system of land division. A magnetometer survey also indicated a number of linear anomalies of potential archaeological origin. Fieldwalking results indicate that a scatter of struck flint might derive from the buried remains of the cursus, whose terminal is thought to lay somewhere in this area, and, if found, would be expected to yield evidence for activity in the late Neolithic. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Barrett, D. Observations from map/aerial photographs, site visit or other personal communication.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Walker, J. 1993. Derby Southern Bypass Archaeological Evaluations. Report on Site Investigations..



Grid reference Centred SK 4275 3017 (10m by 10m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1714

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2017 4:18PM

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