Skip to main content

Monument record MDR8144 - Ridge and furrow and associated earthworks, Somersal Herbert

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ridge and furrow on land at Hill Farm, Somersal Herbert, located during a walkover survey in advance of the Derby-Southern Bypass. (1) A complex area of medieval ridge and furrow fields, hollow ways and building platforms were observed to the west and north of The Hall and St. Peter's Church, the focus of the medieval village. A remnant of a sunken lane, perhaps preserving an old road line, was seen alongside the road south of the village. Further earthworks, less distinct, were seen at Hill Somersal. (2) A desk-based survey and analysis of aerial photographs considered the extent of medieval ridge and furrow within Derbyshire Dales district. A small concentration south of Somersal Farm was identified. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Challis, K, Morris, T & Woodhouse, G. 1994. A564(T) Doveridge Bypass Archaeological Assessment.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Malone, S (TPAT). 1993. South Derbyshire Survey. SMR Enhancement Walkover Survey.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Askey, M (DDDC). 2004. An assessment of the extent of survival of medieval ridge and furrow in the Derbyshire Dales District.



Grid reference Centred SK 13802 34908 (846m by 1107m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR3850
  • EDR1733
  • EDR3441

Please contact the HER for details.

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Jun 26 2015 11:18AM

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.