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Monument record MDR13221 - Flint scatter, Wheat Close, Stretfield Road, Bradwell

Type and Period (1)

  • (Late Mesolithic to Early Neolithic - 7000 BC to 3001 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

During a watching brief carried out along the route of a new sewer pipe in Hope and Bradwell, a total of 33 pieces of struck flint (42%) and chert (58%) were found scattered over the c. 55m length of easement in a field called Wheat Close, on the north side of Stretfield Road. Although no individual items were absolutely diagnostic, the group as a whole was considered to be of Late Mesolithic/Early Neolithic date, partly on account of the high proportion of fine-grained chert and partly from the small-blade technology. The material included two chert cores, ten small blades, one of which was steeply retouched to make a small end-scraper, and fourteen flakes. In addition, the distal point of a core-rejuvenation flake of flint had been used as a borer. While some of the artefacts were recovered from the ploughsoil, a few were embedded in the surface of the subsoil and may therefore have been in situ. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Garton, D & Guilbert, G. 2009. Archaeological Excavations and Watching Briefs in 2004 on the Route of a New Sewer and Related Works between Severn Trent Water Treatment Plants near Laneside Farm, Hope, and by Stretfield Road, Bradwell, Derbyshire.



Grid reference Centred SK 1770 8216 (58m by 58m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR2953

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2015 11:55AM

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