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Monument record MDR6800 - Medieval occupation site, Lordsmill Street, Chesterfield

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Medieval occupation was found at the northern half of the excavations undertaken in 1999 by Foundations Archaeology at Lordsmill Street on the site which subsequently became the 'Holiday Inn'. A series of pits, possibly representing cess pits or pits associated with unidentified working/ activity, were identified. Several were substantial and contained clay or stone linings. Some pits preserved evidence suggestive that they had been emptied. Others showed signs of recutting. Environmental samples revealed charred cereals typical of domestic waste and indicating primary food preparation in the area. In nearly every case the fill suggested a single phase of infilling. Such pits are found usually in medieval backland or burgage plots. The pottery assemblage points to 12th - 13th century for the pitting. In addition, a few residual sherds of Roman pottery were recovered from the pits. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Foundations Archaeology. 1999. Lordsmill Street, Chesterfield: Post-Excavation Assessment.



Grid reference Centred SK 3862 7080 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2826

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Record last edited

Mar 8 2017 4:33PM

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