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Monument record MDR1275 - The Churn Hole or Upper Cales Dale Cave, north-east of One Ash Grange Farm, Monyash

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Neolithic to Roman - 4000 BC to 409 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

[SK 1730 6543] The Churn Hole, a cave in Cales Dale excavated by T.A. Harris. Finds recovered were sherds of Iron Age and Romano-British pottery. (1). Entrance surveyed at SK 1730 6541 at 1/2500. (2). Ford records it as Upper Cales Dale cave and notes material excavated by W. Storrs Fox and R. Pennington, in Manchester Museum. (3). Cave entrance about 1½m high and 2m wide. The cave extended for about 10m before becoming significantly smaller. It apparently has 60 passages. The main cave is well hidden from the dale below, by topography and trees. There is considerable uncertainty about the locations of old cave excavations, although it is possible that one or both of the excavations [noted above] took place at this cave. (5).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Corr. 6" (D. Bramwell, 1953).
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 10-MAR-66.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Ford, T D. 1964. Caves of Derbyshire. p21.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 1546. 1546.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Barnatt, J (PDNPA). 2005. Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve: Over Haddon, Monyash and Youlgreave Parishes, Derbyshire, archaeological survey, 2005. No.66, pp 113-114.



Grid reference SK 1730 6543 (point) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR485
  • EDR3849
  • EDR963

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Record last edited

Jul 9 2015 10:17AM

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