Find Spot record MDR13211 - Two beehive quernstones, Gorses Farm, Gorses, Alderwasley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Late Iron Age - 100 BC to 42 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Two 'beehive' type quern top stones have been identified at Gorses Farm, Belper Lane End. They date from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD and both are made from local Ashover Grit. One is a roughout, complete except for a piece cut off the top edge, and measures 200mm high, top diameter 200mm, base diameter 300mm. The second is incomplete, having been cut in half vertically, probably for re-use in a wall. It was moved to the farm from the top of Narrow Lane. The hopper hole and handle hole are partly worked but unfinished. It measures 230mm high, with a top diameter of 200mm and a base diameter of 300mm. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Article in serial: Palfreyman, A & Ebbins, S. 2011. 'Excavation at the Romano-British quern site on Longwalls Lane, Blackbrook, Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 131, pp 132-173. pp 171-172.



Grid reference SK 3324 4961 (point)

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Record last edited

Aug 30 2016 11:35AM

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