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Monument record MDR7360 - Cropmark features to the west of Weston-on-Trent

Type and Period (4)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 401283: A cropmark of a ring ditch and a linear feature was identified at Weston on Trent on an aerial photograph taken by J Pickering. Nothing was seen on OS air photographs. (1-3) A probable cropmark barrow of Bronze Age date was seen on good quality aerial photographs as a subcircular enclosure, diameter 18m, defined by a ditch. It is centred at SK 4009 2829. It may be part of a probable barrow cemetery of Bronze Age date consisting of two probable cropmark barrows, each seen as an incomplete subcircular enclosure, 22m in diameter, defined by a ditch. One is centred at SK 3992 2823; the other, which appears to have internal and/or attached features present, is centred at SK 3997 2821. In addition there are two further possible cropmark barrows, one seen as a subcircular enclosure, 20m in diameter, defined by a ditch. Centred at SK 3995 2817. The other is seen as an incomplete circular enclosure, 22m in diameter, defined by a ditch, and centred at SK 4012 2819. All have been mapped using good quality aerial photographs. (4) The cropmarks are overlain by ridge and furrow, running north-east/south-west. The cropmarks have been plotted on a map overlay at a scale of 1:10,000. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Trent Valley Arch Res Comm Gaz c 1980 11 (Trent Valley Archaeol R C 2101).
  • <2> Aerial Photograph: Pickering, J. APs (NMR SK 4028/1 2 3). APs (NMR SK 4028/1 2 3).
  • <3> Aerial Photograph: OS. 1967. AP (OS 67/014 017 1.4.67).
  • <4> Index: RCHME. 1995. New National Forest Project: 931708. 931708. P1045-6.
  • <5> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.



Grid reference Centred SK 3998 2816 (501m by 402m) (Centred on)

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Record last edited

Mar 17 2017 10:56AM

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