Monument record MDR1298 - Flint, stone and pottery artefacts and cross bases, Blores' Barn Farm, Ashford-in-the-Water

Type and Period (2)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Area SK 174 674. Finds by Mr. Goodwin, many classified by the B.M., range over the late Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age. His extensive collection from here includes flint and chert arrowheads, blades and scrapers etc., polished stone axes (all broken), a probable stone adze, sandstone rubbers, ? Early Bronze Age pottery and Romano-British pottery. (1) I have found no artifacts, but at SK 1738 6746 are two large hand cut stones, possibly uncompleted cross bases. Mr. Goodwin retains a vast collection of material. (2) Excavation revealed Mesolithic occupation of a V-shaped recess in the limestone comprising a roughly cobbled area with evidence for a ?raised sleeping platform and in-situ flint working anvil in an enclosed area c15 x 10ft. Horse and red deer bones were found with tool evidence for the preparation of skins. Neolithic remains were found in a sealing layer as well as the surrounding fields. (3)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: F1 BHS 11-MAR-65.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: F2 FDC 08-JUN-66.
  • <3> Article in serial: Radley, J. 1968. 'A Mesolithic structure at Sheldon, with a note on chert as a raw material on Mesolithic sites in the South Pennines', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 88, pp 26-36, plan.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J J (ed). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales: Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Research Report 20.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Taylor. 1980. BAR 76. pp 132-133.



Grid reference Centred SK 174 674 (132m by 200m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (4)

  • EDR191
  • EDR356
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Record last edited

Apr 30 2015 9:04AM

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