Record Details

NHER Number:38258
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible medieval enclosures, pits and ditches


A series of probable medieval linear ditches banks, possible extractive pits and possible enclosures or structures are visible on RAF 1943 and Meridian Airmaps vertical aerial photographs. These features are within an area formerly recorded under NHER 3360.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 63429 18012
Map Sheet:TF61NW

Full description

Previously recorded under NHER 3360.

June 2003. NMP.
A series of fragmentary linear ditches and banks that probably represent medieval settlement and farming practice associated with the deserted medieval settlement of Hardwick (NHER 38259) (S1). There are three large and irregular holes or quarries within the area, and one with more regular sides (S1). These may be large extraction pits, possibly for clay. It is possible that all of these features are medieval in date although some may also be post-medieval. Information from (S1), (S2) and (S3).
M. Brennand (NMP), 25 June 2003.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • EXTRACTIVE PIT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LINEAR FEATURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PIT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRUCTURE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1961. MAL 61488 93839-41 26-JUL-1961.
<S2>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1943. RAF AC/161/140 5001-3 04-JAN-1943.
<S3>Oblique Aerial Photograph: CUCAP. 1970. NHER TF 6318E (CUCAP BAT80) 09-FEB-1970.

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