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Monument record MDR7774 - Ridge and furrow, enclosure and pit alignment, Aston Hill, Aston-on-Trent

Type and Period (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

In connection with a borrow pit required as part of the Derby Southern By-Pass, the area was subject to assessment (1) and evaluation by Trent and Peak Archaeological Unit (2). Ridge and furrow ploughsoils sealed part of a rectilinear enclosure and a pit alignment. The pit alignment was traced for c. 155m. At its west end it stopped at a ditch running roughly perpendicular to it. A small number of Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age sherds came from both the ditch and a few of the pits in the alignment where they were probably residual. (3)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <2> Unpublished document: Abbott, C & Garton, D (TPAT). 1995. Report on the archaeological evaluations on the proposed site of a borrow pit on Aston Hill. HER Doc. No. 196.
  • <3> Article in serial: Abbott, C & Garton, D (TPAT). 1998. Fieldwork by Trent & Peak Archaeological Trust. 118.



Grid reference Centred SK 41084 30346 (279m by 258m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1608

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Record last edited

Mar 14 2020 8:51PM

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