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Monument record MDR15606 - West End rock shelters, Creswell Crags, Holbeck, Nottinghamshire

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

West End shelter 1 is a small shelter noted by Boyd Dawkins and later by Armstrong both of whom seem to have excavated small areas. Both excavations are unpublished and the present whereabouts of the recovered material is unknown. West End shelter 2 is another small shelter adjacent to the other shelter and seemingly examined at the same time. (1) Two rock shelters, excavated between 1875-1877. Archaeological material (unspecified) found. Reburied. Quality of any surviving deposits is unknown. Small areas appear to have been excavated in both caves by Boyd Dawkins and later by Armstrong. Nothing published. (2) West End shelters 1 and 2 in Nottinghamshire. Unknown date of feature. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Smith, K, Little, J & Bishop, M. The prehistoric heritage of the Creswell area, a strategy for conservation.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: West End Shelters 1 and 2, Holbeck (L8698).



Grid reference Centred SK 5360 7418 (31m by 12m)

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2017 4:34PM

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