Monument record MDR8553 - Possible house platform

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RCHME FIELD DESCRIPTION (1) SK 24652 63330: POSSIBLE HOUSE PLATFORM Situated on a gentle slope within an area of a multi-period field system, is an artificial platform of max. 14m diameter into the slope. There is an intermittent bank of earth and stones around the SE arc. The bank correlates ith a feature portrayed on a survey of the field system (2). Crossing the levelled area and post-dating it, is a linear rubble alignment which belongs to the second phase of linear clearance within the surrounding field system. The observed relationship between the platform and the linear alignment indicates the platform is earlier; because of this a pre-medieval, probable prehistoric date for the platform can be suggested, Perhaps even contemporary with the first phase of prehistoric fields identified in the surrounding field system. The morphology of this monument has similarities with the type of platformed house stance of prehistoric context identifed in Northern England, often in direct association with field systems (2-9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Ainsworth, S (RCHME). 1987. Stanton Moor, Derbyshire, A Catalogue of Archaeological Monuments, Part 3. Part 3.
  • <2> Article in serial: Barnatt, J. 1986. 'Bronze Age remains on the East Moors of the Peak District', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 106, pp 18-100. p. 18-99.
  • <3> 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.
  • <4> Article in serial: Jobey, G.. 1985. 'The unenclosed settlements of the Tyne Forth: a summary'. British Archaeological Report.. BAR 143. p. 77-194.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Gates, T & Ainsworth, S. 1979.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 Unpublished document: Gates, T & Ainsworth, S. 1981.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.
  • <9> 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.



Grid reference Centred SK 24652 63330 (1m by 1m) (Surveyed)

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Dec 5 2014 4:42PM

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