Monument record MDR8110 - Earthwork bank and ditch, Hoon

Type and Period (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A survey along a proposed pipe-line route (Foston-Rolleston) revealed a small earthwork bank and ditch running approximately east-west, just north of the River Dove. The bank is 0.75m high and the ditch is c. 0.5m deep and c 1.5m wide, possibly representing a flood-bank, or a boundary for the improved pasture on the level ground to the north. To the south of the bank is a probable palaeochannel which may contain environmentally-rich organic remains. (1) A watching brief revealed no archaeological features, but a substantial scatter of post-medieval pottery and modern field drains were seen within the silts. A section of the bank and ditch was cleaned and observed, but no dating evidence was recorded. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Woodhouse, G & Guilbert, G. 1993. An Archaeological Assessment of Severn Trent Water's Foston, Hatton, Hilton and Rolleston Closures Scheme..
  • <2> Unpublished document: Howard, A (TPAT). 1996. An Archaeological watching brief at Sites 3 and 4 on the Foston, Hatton, Hilton and Rolleston Closure Scheme..

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SK 22060 29462 (334m by 226m)
Civil Parish HOON, SOUTH DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR1690
  • EDR1735
  • EDR1692

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Record last edited

Jun 29 2015 4:52PM

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