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

Overview

Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument

List Entry Number: 1006096

Date first listed: 04-Apr-1973

Map

Ordnance survey map of Two large circular enclosures centring 150m SE of Baggaley's Wood
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Location

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire (District Authority)

Parish: Wychnor

National Grid Reference: SK 17338 16796

Summary

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.

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.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: ST 213

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

Sources

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

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