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Two large circular enclosures centring 150m SE of Baggaley's Wood

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Two large circular enclosures centring 150m SE of Baggaley's Wood

List entry Number: 1006096

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wychnor

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 04-Apr-1973

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: ST 213

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Monument

Prehistoric enclosures and field systems 400m north west of Hill cottages.

Reasons for Designation

The prehistoric enclosures 400m north west of Hill Cottages survive as buried archaeological remains which will provide important information relating to the monument’s date, function and use.

History

See Details.

Details

This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 7 July 2015. The record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes the buried remains of two enclosures situated just over 2km north west of the confluence of the rivers Trent and Tame. A subcircular enclosure with an external diameter of up to 35m has been identified as a cropmark from aerial photography, defined by a single ditch and is centred at SK 1735 1668. The date of the monument has not been confirmed however it is likely to belong to the prehistoric period. Another cropmark has been identified as a linear feature defined by a single ditch running for a length of 140m centred at SK 1738 1691, and may form part of a prehistoric enclosure. Further cropmarks have been identified within the area of protection which may relate to later field systems and enclosures.

The river valleys of the Trent and Tame are known to have been an area of activity during the prehistoric period and north of the confluence of the two rivers appears to have been a focus for the development of a late Neolithic and early Bronze Age ceremonial landscape. Later land divisions, enclosures, settlement, field systems continued in the area mostly of an agrarian existence into the post-medieval period which characterises much of the area still today.

Selected Sources

Other
HER: DST5595, NMR: SK11NE25, Pastscape: 21735, NMR SK11NE91, Pastscape: 929412 and NMR SK11NE122, Pastscape: 929445

National Grid Reference: SK 17338 16796

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