Medieval Field System and Long Houses at Lawrence Field
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Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council
SE252252 (425192, 379546)
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A large ovoid enclosure which has a perimeter boundary constructed from upright stones and drystone walling. Within the enclosure are linear clearance banks and cairns indicating that the area was used as a field system. There are also two long houses incorporated within the south eastern end of the field system. The field system and houses are medieval in date and indicate early settlement on rhis area of moorland. The enclosed field system is oval in shape with its longer axis orientated south west to north east. The interior of the enclosure contains 15 or more lines of cleared stones, some including cairns. They are similar distances apart, suggesting that the interior was divided into cultivation strips between 5 metres and 10 metres apart. There are also several individual cairns within the cleared strips. The two long houses lie within the south eastern corner of the field system.
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