A rifle butts was constructed in Sudbury Park in the 19th century for the use of the Derbyshire Volunteers. It survives as a substantial earthwork 92m by 21m by 6m high. It was thrown up by material quarried mainly from the area just to the north, which has resulted in a depression. On the south side there is a narrower, deeper ditch which probably served as cover for the butts party; this would have been the side where the targets were. (1)
Unpublished document: Beamish, H & Smith, L (The National Trust). 1985. The National Trust Archaeological Survey: Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire. p 9.
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SK 16404 33058 (point)
SUDBURY, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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