Monument record M4687 - WOOD BANKS AT GAMSTON & EATON WOOD


WOOD BANK? (Medieval to Post Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 72832 76847 (761m by 895m)
Map sheet SK77NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Eaton, Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Gamston (B), Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Bank with outer ditch which follows outline of Gamston wood. NW corner shows traces of triple bank and ditch system. Inturned bank on E side (N bank destroyed by recent plantation) but probably inturned entrance. Possible double bank at NE corner, with mound just inside, 3ft high (barrow ?). N/S ditch also on E side of Eaton Wood. (1) (2)
A possible barrow, 20-30yds SW of the NE corner of Gamston Wood. (3)
Gamston Wood, now thickly covered with almost impenetrable undergrowth; the above suggested tumulus was not located. (4)
See SMR map, sketch with card - line of earthworks only.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, SMR

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

4 colour print, CP 58-61 (negs F3/3,4), SMR

<1> Sluman R, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1275.

Other Refs: RHAS

<2> Mosley J, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT927.

Other Refs: RHAS

<3> Retford History and Archaeology Society, 1970, Newsletter, p 3 (Published document). SNT1190.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Personal comment: Sluman R. Pers Comm.
  • <2> Personal comment: Mosley J. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Published document: Retford History and Archaeology Society. 1970. Newsletter. p 3.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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