ARG: About Mam Tor after the Hillfort.

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07/02/2020 19:30 - 21:30

ARG: About Mam Tor after the Hillfort.

St. Mary's Church Hall
Address: Darley Lane, Derby, DE1 3AX

Speaker, Graeme Guilbert.

The intention is to explain something of the development of the landscape over and around Mam Tor. Although heavily visited, it has been surprisingly little recorded, and so little understood, in historical and archaeological terms. A series of observations in the field, coupled with examination of archived maps and published literature, have contributed to a growing appreciation of what remains, and deserves to be preserved, on the ground, albeit there are inevitably as many questions as answers.

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