Element record L9089 - Earthworks near Rainworth Water, Blidworth


HOLLOW WAY (Unknown); DITCH (Unknown); BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown)


Grid reference SK 57999 57599 (point)
Map sheet SK55NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Blidworth, Newark


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Within 3 miles of Mansfield and c 2 miles SE of Bury Hill is a hill, the N side of which slopes down to a morrass through which runs Rainworth Water, a little brook dividing Mansfield and Blidworth parishes. On the hill is a camp ("Ro"), the N and NW sides of which appear perfect. There is little or no appearance of the ditch or vallum on the SE sides owing to cultivation. The single ditch is 127yds long, the double ditches are 140 yds long. (1)
The rough plan by (1) shows these 2 barrows (M2586) immediately N of the supposed "camp". (Suggests this is sited at M2559, with barrows, now destroyed, some way SW at SK 55475594.) (4)
Rooke's description (1) used to give approx grid ref, as above. OS use grid refs of earthworks discovered by Oswald, and describes these as hollow ways.
See M2559, L2577 for earthworks to W, identified with this site.
See M2586 for adjacent barrows

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketches by Rooke, Parish File

<1> Rooke H, 1789, Archaeologia, pp 201 - 2 (Published document). SNT1209.

<2> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 294 (Published document). SNT1383.

<3> Posnansky, 1956, Some considerations on the Pleistocene Chronology and Prehistory of Part of the East Midlands - Phd Thesis, p 355 (Unpublished document). SNT1153.

<4> Woodhouse WC, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1437.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: Rooke H. 1789. Archaeologia. 9. pp 201 - 2.
  • <2> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 294.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Posnansky. 1956. Some considerations on the Pleistocene Chronology and Prehistory of Part of the East Midlands - Phd Thesis. p 355.
  • <4> Personal comment: Woodhouse WC. 1959. Pers Comm.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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