Element record L5559 - Earthworks at Blaco Hill, Mattersey




Grid reference SK 69550 88150 (point)
Map sheet SK68NE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Mattersey, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Traces of earthworks were formerly evident on Blaco Hill, between Sutton cum Lound and Mattersey, until a farmstead was built by a Mr Acklom. (1)
Blaco Hill rises some 30.0m above the adjacent plain and is the obvious local topographic situation for a defensive archaeological work; however the hill is of natural sandstone and there is no surface evidence of any artificial features. There are no descendants of the Ackloms now living at the farm and the family is not known locally. Mr James, the present owner, has no knowledge of the "traces of earthworks", or of any archaeological finds from the area. (2)
Bank shown, to N of farm buildings in the wood, at above grid ref. (3)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(3), SMR card

<1> Thoroton Society, 1909, TTS, p 2 (Published document). SNT336.

<2> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

<3> OS, 1921, 1:2500, County Series 1921 (Map). SNT1030.

Other Refs: 6/11

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1909. TTS. 13. p 2.
  • <2> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Map: OS. 1921. 1:2500, County Series 1921.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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