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Monument record MDR8356 - Paved path, between Birchover Edge and Winster

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Historic paved path. Within Birchover parish, only a few stones show intermittently through the grass, but more are probably still there beneath the surface. As the path continues south into Winster, its course is clearly visible for the first 150m, although many of the individual stones are missing or buried. The path then splits into two and any trace of it above ground is lost after about 100m along both forks. (1,2). There is a network of pathways in this area paved with gritstone slabs, although the slabs may not be present along some stretches. The paths were either frequently used access routes to lead mines or were important through routes and were paved because they passed across wet ground. The geology here is shale and the valley and slope are very wet at times (3). The path is recorded on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and therefore predates c.1880. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Ingham, D (PDNPA). 2001. Paved Path Survey.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Colour photograph collection. Film. 2001:341.3-29/342.24-27.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Taylor, H (PDNPA). 2000. Green Farm, Birchover, Winster and South Darley, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 2000.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).



Grid reference Centred SK 2399 6119 (131m by 508m) (Approximate)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3740

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Record last edited

Mar 6 2015 10:37AM

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