Middleton Bottom Wheel Pit, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Archaeological Research and Consultancy at the University of Sheffield: ARCUS, 2008

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Introduction

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The Project Vulnerable Monuments; Middleton Bottom Wheel Pit, Wirksworth, Derbyshire was funded through the English Heritage distributed Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. The aim of the Project was to repair and consolidate a scheduled monument at risk and to improve its presentation to the public.

The Project took the form of a structural repair and consolidation contract involving a building repair contractor and a private architect as supervisor. The main project (4997 MAIN) was preceded by two smaller projects, 4997 PD and 4997 MISC. These covered Project Design, including archaeological investigations, structural timberwork investigations, the preparation of specifications and tender documentation for the site works and all the professional fees incurred in this work.

Archaeological investigation and recording of the Wheel Pit was carried out during October 2007 by the Archaeological Research and Consultancy unit at the University of Sheffield (ARCUS). A second investigation and recording exercise was carried out in May 2008 following completion of the main structural works contract, on related remains immediately to the west of the Wheel Pit.