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Site record MDR8048 - Ridge and Furrow, North of Aston on Trent

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ridge and furrow earthworks was identified in this area based on cropmarks shown on aerial photographs dating from between 1971-2001. (1) Specific features were also identified in the far eastern field, on land north of Tulip House, during an aerial photographic transcription project in 1989. (2) Their presence was confirmed by a geophysical investigation carried out in 2016, running roughly north-south (3), however later excavations in 2017 seem to have mechanically removed their remains in a small area, excavating a number of underlying ditches and features. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Digital data: Archaeological Research Services (ARS) Ltd. 2009/2010. Aerial Photographic Mapping Survey carried out as part of an Aggregates Resource Project.
  • <2> Archive: Whiteley, S. 1989. Aerial Photographic Transcripton Project.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Webb, A (Headland Archaeology). 2016. Trent Valley Crematorium, South Derbyshire: Geophysical Survey.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Blackburn, R and S Milby (Headland Archaeology). 2017. Land at Derby Road, Aston on Trent, South Derbyshire: Archaeological Excavation.



Grid reference Centred SK 41407 31031 (1873m by 1232m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR4512
  • EDR4510

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Record last edited

May 7 2020 3:57PM

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