Element record L444 - Lynchets at Brent's/ Brand's Hill, Barton in Fabis


LYNCHET (Unknown)


Grid reference Centred SK 53163 33334 (534m by 703m)
Map sheet SK53SW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Barton in Fabis, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Brent's, or Brand's Hill, 4 miles SW of Nottm, is above a small tributary of the Trent, and about 1/2 mile S of the latter. Upon the side of this hill are certain lines of entrenchments, of which Camden says, "On the side of the hill there appeared to be terraces like waves, or ploughed lands, one above another, in number 14 or 15 and about a mile long. The works cross from the bottom of the hill. (Described as a camp)." These lines of entrenchment run NE and SW in an almost straight line, curving slightly with the hill on the SW extremity. 7 lines only are now well defined, the lowest extending barely 1/2 the whole distance, and the uppermost has been destroyed with the exception of 550ft. They are possibly examples of Preh terrace ploughing. (1) (2)
A series of cultivation terraces now tree covered, and so merged into the steep natural slope that they are impossible to distinguish for survey purposes. (4)
See L7952 for Ro coins, L7953 for BA sword.

<1> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 312 (Published document). SNT1383.

<2> Camden W, 1806, Britannia - edition unknown, vol 2, p 401 (Published document). SNT538.

<3> Pickering J, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1148.

Other Refs: 53/8A (NLAP SK 5333/1)

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1961, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT576.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 312.
  • <2> Published document: Camden W. 1806. Britannia - edition unknown. vol 2, p 401.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Pickering J. Air photos.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1961. Pers Comm.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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