Monument record MDR8277 - 'The Portway' (conjectural route of), through Harthill

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ancient trackway; the modern roadway follows the path for most of its length through Harthill, from the bridge at Alport to SK 2231 6264, then crosses the field to the southern boundary. (1) That part of the ancient trackway that passes through the parish of Harthill. The track throughout its length is part green lane, minor road or footpath and part out of use but visible on the ground. The origins of the track are thought to be prehistoric and it was certainly in use during the Saxon/Medieval period. (2,3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. D309: 23.11.1983.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Dodd, A & Dodd, E. 2000. Peakland Roads & Trackways, 3rd edition. pp 13-17, 44-49.
  • <3> Article in serial: Cockerton, R W P. 1934. 'The Portway: the Harthill Moor section', Derbyshire Countryside. Vol. 4, pp 46-47.



Grid reference Centred SK 22556 63597 (372m by 2239m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

May 15 2015 2:47PM

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