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Monument record MDR8463 - Earthwork building platforms, Carsington village

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Full Description

Possible earthworks visible towards the west end of the village, on the corner of the B5035 as it turns south-west out of Carsington. These may relate to shrinkage of the village since medieval times, possibly representing house platforms or crofts, similar to those on the east of the road. (1) Earthworks can be seen on an aerial photograph taken in 1989. (2) To the north-west of the village there are at least six well-define building platforms adjacent to and overlooking the lane on the south side. These earthworks, together with those further to the south-east (SMR 3212) indicate that Carsington retains a number of medieval/early postmedieval features indicating areas of abandoned settlement. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Personal Observation: Field Observation made by David Barrett.
  • <2> Aerial Photograph: Jones, Barri. 1989. Series of aerial photographs (in colour). SK 2453, no. 5/102.
  • <3> Personal Observation: Myers, A. Site visit or other evidence. Site visit, 25/2/2003.



Grid reference Centred SK 25000 53462 (212m by 139m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Mar 6 2015 3:31PM

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