Monument record MDR8552 - Possible house platforms/s

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Full Description

RCHME FIELD DESCRIPTION (1) SK 25104 63230: POSSIBLE HOUSE PLATFORMS Cut into the slopes of a slight natural knoll, is a prounouced, almost circular artificial platform, measuring approx. 6m in diameter. To the N is a less well-defined platform of similar size. Their topographic position offers shelter from the W winds. That at least one levelled area has been artificially cut into the natural slope is quite clear and the balance of evidence suggests that these features have not been produced by quarrying; their morphology is analogous with that of prehistoric platform stances for timber houses previously identified and recorded in Northumberland and more recently during other RCHME surveys in Derbyshire (1-8).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Ainsworth, S (RCHME). 1987. Stanton Moore, Derbyshire, A Catalogue of Archaeological Monuments, Part 4. NAR Nos. SK 26 SE 11 -12, 34 -63.
  • <2> Article in serial: Jobey, G.. 1983. 'Excavation of an unenclosed settlement on Standrop Rigg, Northumberalnd, and some problems related to similar settlements between Tyne and Forth'. Archaeological Aeliana. vol 11. p. 1-21.
  • <3> Article in serial: Jobey, G.. 1985. 'The unenclosed settlements of the Tyne Forth: a summary'. British Archaeological Report.. BAR 143. p. 77-194.
  • <4> Article in serial: Burgess, C.. 1980. 'Excavations at Houseledge, Northumberland and their implications for earlier Bronze Age Settlement in the Cheviouts'. Northern Archaeology. vol. 1. p. 5-11.
  • <5> Excavation archive: Gates, T.. 1982. 'Excavations at Hallshill Farm, East Woodburn, Northumberland'. Archaeological Reports for 1981. p. 7-9.
  • <6> Article in serial: Gates, T.. 1983. 'Unenclosed settlements in Northumberland'. British Archaeological Report.. BAR, British Series 118. p. 103-148.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Gates, T & Ainsworth, S. 1979. Field Survey in Northumberland.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Gates, T & Ainsworth, S. 1981. Field Survey in Northumberland - 1981 - A Report.



Grid reference Centred SK 25104 63230 (1m by 1m) (Surveyed)

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Dec 5 2014 4:42PM

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