Friday, 8 July 2011

An ancient work in Birklands

In the heart of medieval Sherwood Forest in the the ancient crown woodland of Birklands lies an enclosure made up of a ditch and bank. This was first recorded by the antiquarian Major Hayman Rooke in the 18th century (this was the Major after whom the Major Oak is named). 

 This Archaeological Topographic Earthwork Survey of the enclosure was undertaken by Nottinghamshire Community Archaeology. This report contains the results, a study of the landscape setting and a discussion of its origins... is it part of an Iron Age or Roman farmstead? Or a Medieval stock enclosure for hunting in the Royal Forest?.

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