Medieval Settlement and Associated Field System Immediately South of Ballidon Village

Derbyshire

Local Area Google Map
Local Area OS Map

We don't have any photos of this monument yet.

Upload a photo

Tagged With

Roman
Spring

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Derbyshire County Council

District Council

Derbyshire Dales District Council

Parish

Ballidon

Parliamentary Constituency

Derbyshire Dales

Grid Reference

SE205205 (420479, 354431)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.0864, -1.69421

Nearest Postcode

DE6 1QX

The nearest postcode is an aid to location, and does not necessarily reflect the actual address of the monument. Most scheduled monuments are not occupied buildings and have no postal address or postcode of their own. In rural and coastal areas, the nearest geocodable postal address may be several miles away.


Notes

Remains of a medieval settlement and associated field system at Ballidon. The village is first documented in a charter of 963 and is referred to in the Domesday Book as Belidene. The settlement remains lie on either side of the road leading into the present village from the south. The area to the east of the road contains a small, restored Anglo-Norman church (SK 25 SW 11), the earthworks of at least three farmhouses, a hollow way, field boundaries and extensive ridge and furrow systems. To the west of the road are traces of an older road, the earthwork remains of farmhouses, the associated enclosures of at least two, possibly three, small farms and further stretches of ridge and furrow. Excavations carried out in 1986 uncovered evidence for three periods of activity on the site. The earliest comprised a possible pond or spring containing pottery of 2nd to 4th century AD date. Further pottery evidence indicated occupation in the 14th to 15th century and again in the 18th and 19th centuries.

English Heritage

User-Submitted Notes

We don't have any user-contributed notes about this monument yet. Do you know anything about it that you can tell us? Add your contribution here.


Share |