Monument record MDR10553 - Bronze Age cremation cemetery, Pastures Hill, Littleover, Derby

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An archaeological evaluation of land adjacent to the site of the former Post House Hotel, Littleover, undertaken in May 2003, recovered a number of cremations in two of the evaluation trenches. A human juvenile cremation, contained within an urn of Bronze Age date, was excavated in Trench 5. Two unexcavated cremations and a further five possible cremations were recorded in the same trench, and a sixth was recorded in Trench 3. If these cremations are contemporary, they may have been laid out along the line of a Bronze Age trackway which continued in use into, or was returned to use during, the Roman period. (1) The scheduling of the remains of Ryknield Street at Littleover was revised in March 2004 to include remains of the cemetery. (2)

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  • <1> Unpublished document: Cherrington, R (BUFAU). 2003. Land Adjoining the Former Post House Hotel, Littleover, Derby. An Archaeological Evaluation.. Trenches 3, 5.
  • <2> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 2004. Section of Rykneld Street Roman road and remains of Bronze Age cemetery at Littleover. 23287. Cat. No. 236.



Grid reference Centred SK 32499 34154 (50m by 60m)

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Record last edited

Jun 10 2015 12:06PM

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