Monument record MDR15604 - Severn Trent Caves, Creswell Crags, Holbeck, Nottinghamshire

Type and Period (1)

  • (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Neolithic - 500000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Series of small caves (C21, C22, C23, C24) in the eastern extremity of the south face. Some have 19th century disturbances in the entrances. The caves were recently relocated (1978) by Jenkinson and further examined using geophysical techniques. (1) Series of four caves located by fieldwork and geophysical prospecting. Trial excavation in cave C22 has demonstrated Late Pleistocene and Early Flandrian faunal deposits. Neolithic human occupation shown by artefacts from talus of cave C22 (artefact scatter). Proven deposits in one cave, and deposits are probable in the other three. (2) Severn Trent Caves in Holbeck, Nottinghamshire. Caves are in Nottinghamshire county. A series of four caves located by fieldwork. Some animal bone found. Geophysical prospecting and trial excavation undertaken. A number of Neolithic artefacts were also found. (3, 4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Jenkinson, R. 1978. The archaeological caves and rock shelters in the Creswell Crags area, Creswell Crags Visitor Centre research report No. 1.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Smith, K, Little, J & Bishop, M. The prehistoric heritage of the Creswell area, a strategy for conservation.
  • <3> Index: Nottinghamshire County Council. 2015. Nottinghamshire Historic Environment Record monument details full report: Severn Trent Caves, Holbeck (L8700).
  • <4> Index: Nottinghamshire County Council. 2015. Nottinghamshire Historic Environment Record monument details full report: Severn Trent Caves, Holbeck- Neolithic finds (L8701).

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 5389 7429 (28m by 13m)
County NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2017 4:34PM

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