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Monument record MDR15669 - Rotary quern rough-outs and possible quern working site, Shining Cliff Woods, Alderwasley

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Seven rotary quern stone rough outs have been noted on the steep grit stone slopes to the east. They are unfinished and therefore difficult to date, but typologically they may be early medieval. It can be seen that the stones are greater in diameter than the Romano-British examples recorded by Palfreyman and Ebbins in at Blackbrook (2007) suggesting that they are not Romano-British, although it is not possible to estimate the finished diameter. (1)

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  • <1> Unpublished document: Carr, R & Smith, P. 2008. Survey Report: Haytop, Shining Cliff Wood, Alderwasley, Derbyshire. HER Doc. No. 886; Features 16, 43, 45, 46, 49, 50 and 53.



Grid reference Centred SK 3340 5343 (230m by 157m)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3943

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2017 2:36PM

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