Various chipped stone tools, on path north of Hope Brink, Hope, of possible Mesolithic date.
On a number of occasions, a member of the public has found and retained chipped stone tools and debitage along the pathway to the north of Hope Brick on Win Hill. In 2014, for example, a small flint fragment was washed out of the eroding bank at the side of the path, still with cortex attached (please see photographs). (1-2)
An archaeologist at Cheshire Council was of the opinion that it was probably retouched and likely a Mesolithic microlith, perhaps a borer or burin. (3)
In 2015 a possible scraper was found under the same circumstances, was recovered from the same location (please see photographs). (4)
Again in 2017 a collection of tools and possible debitage was similarly recovered. Photos with scale of a burin, thumbnail scrapper, and microliths or debris were submitted and attached. (5)
Correspondence: Wells, C. 2014. Email to HER Officer 10/05/2014 regarding flint fragment from Hope Brink (including photographs). Email.
Photograph: Photograph Collection, Conservation & Design section, Derbyshire County Council. HER Images (digital).
Correspondence: Wells, C. 2014. Email to HER Officer 27/05/2014 regarding flint fragment from Hope Brink. Email.
Correspondence: Wells, C. 2015. Email re flint scraper from Hope Brink (including photographs), received by HER Officer 03/09/2015. Email.
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SK 1755 8566 (point)
HOPE, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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