Following on from the search for a roman road bewtween stalybrdge and Castleshaw. This involved geophysical transects across farmers fields along the highests ridges to the South of Hartshead.
Three strong geophysical anomalies were evaluated by test pitting. These test pits were in different farms. Two of the anomalies were 19th Century rubbish pits with local stone, pottery and glass. The third anomaly indicated a couple of possible stake holes and the edge of a pit which was filled with soft clay.