(Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
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A possible township boundary was identified as a linear earthwork at Wardlow Mires, lying south of the A623. However, an alternative explanation for the feature is a former routeway, replaced by the present line of the road either when turnpiked or shortly afterwards. (1)
Before the present metalled track running through Wardlow Mires, evidence of an earlier route can be seen in the hollow way [at feature 50] which must be a former route of the 1759 Hernstone Lane Head turnpike road (which themodern road follows).
A long straight hollow way can be seen running alongside the road.
Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 1997. Somerset House Farm, Foolow, Great Hucklow, Great Longstone, Litton and Wardlow, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 1997.
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Centred SK 183 756 (577m by 103m) (Centred on)
WARDLOW, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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