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Monument record MDR6685 - 'The Portway' (conjectural route of), through Abney and Abney Grange

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

That part of the Old Portway track that passes through the parish of Abney. The track throughout its length is part green lane, minor road, or footpath and part out of use but still visible on the ground. The track is thought to have its origins in prehistory and was definitely in use by the Saxon/medieval periods. (1-4) There is disagreement as to the general line taken by the trackway through this parish. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: Smith, M. W.. 1983. Peak Park Treasures D309. D309.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Dodd, A & Dodd, E. 1980. Peakland Roads and Trackways. pp 13-18.
  • <3> Article in serial: Cockerton, R W P. 1932. 'The Port Way. A Preliminary Note', The Derbyshire Countryside. Vol 2, No.5, pp 6-7.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Dodd, A & Dodd, E. 2000. Peakland Roads & Trackways, 3rd edition. pp 13-17, 44-49.
  • <5> Personal Observation: Brown, J. Observation based on personal experience, map evidence, site visit etc..



Grid reference Centred SK 1830 7960 (145m by 638m) (Centred on)

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Record last edited

May 15 2015 3:02PM

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