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Monument record MDR610 - Natural feature, Torside Castle, Charlesworth

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

(SK 07659655) Torside Castle (NR) (1) Torside Castle on Harrop Moor, has a pear-shaped area of about 3/4 acre enclosed by a single bank, but seemingly without a ditch, which would remove it from the hill-fort class. Noted under 'simple enclosure camps'. Scheduled - (under 'camps & settlements'). (2-4) This is a natural peat table situated approximately 1600ft. above sea level. There is no evidence of artificial scarping and no surface finds were made. It is surrounded by deep water gullies. (5) Formerly scheduled monument (DR10) descheduled under MPP (Mon. No. 90873) on 9/11/93. (7) No obvious signs of human activity - similar to Glossop Low to NW. (5) Geologically sits on marine bands shale/clay over Kinderscout Grit (8)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Index: OS. SK 09 NE 1. SK 09 NE 1.
  • <2> Index: NDAT. 0645. 0645.
  • <3> Article in serial: Preston, F. 1954. 'The hill-forts of the Peak', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 74, pp 1-31.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1905. 'Ancient Earthworks', The Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Volume 1. p 384. p370-1.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference:
  • <7> Bibliographic reference:
  • <8> Map: Geological Survey. 1980. Geological Survey Map, Sheet 86 Glossop.
  • <9> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 3619.1-5.



Grid reference Centred SK 0765 9655 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1255

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Record last edited

Aug 13 2015 8:42AM

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