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Monument record MDR7051 - Willington: Late Neolithic 'Settlement 1'

Type and Period (2)

  • (Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • (Trapezoidal plans for c. 4 houses, Late Neolithic - 3000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Complex of cropmarks showing linear features and enclosures. (1,2,3, 5,6) Recue excavations in advance of quarrying by TVARC between 1970-72 revealed through monitoring of stripped areas centred on SK 28812775 numbers of post holes and other features in the sand surface. Medieval plough damage and rabbit disturbance was identified as having affected survival of features. Seven distinct groups of post holes were recognised. Three of these formed trapezoidal patterns while a fourth may have formed part of another. These are considered to be possible houses. Other possible structures were also identified. Some were directly associated with Late Neolithic pottery including Grooved Ware, Beaker pottery and flint flakes, although one was also associated with earlier Neolithic pottery forms. (4) Additional information; cropmarks identified. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. NDAT 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • <2> Index: NDAT. NDAT 2012. 2012.
  • <3> Index: NDAT. NDAT 2013. 2013.
  • <4> Article in serial: Wheeler, H (TVARC). 1979. 'Excavation at Willington, Derbyshire, 1970-72', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 99, pp 58-220.
  • <5> Aerial Photograph: J. K. St. Joseph. Oversize BCK87,88.
  • <6> Aerial Photograph: J. Pickering. 1-6, 8-18,20-33,42-56, 58-60; 3. 2827; 2828.
  • <7> Article in serial: Wheeler, H.. 1972. Antiquity 1972. 46.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Wheeler, H. 1970. Report of the Trent Valley Archaeological Research Committee, 1970. 1-11.
  • <9> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.


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Record last edited

Dec 2 2014 12:36PM

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