Monument record MDR1594 - Neolithic occupation, Mount Pleasant, Middelton and Smerrill

Type and Period (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 186 612. Neolithic occupation, flint, pottery, quernstone. Field walking and excavation between 1980 and 1983 revealed an extensive concentration of artefacts spanning the late 4th, 3rd and early 2nd millennia bc and indicating successive occupation of the area, with at least two specific foci. Pottery included Grimston, Peterborough and Grooved Wares. Imported flint and chert produced cores, waste microliths, burins, leaf-shaped arrowheads, knives, scrapers and possible axe fragments. A saddle quern and hammerstones were also found. No other structural evidence was discovered however. (1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Article in serial: Garton, D (TVARC) & Beswick, P (Sheffield City Museum). 1983. 'The survey and excavation of a Neolithic settlement area at Mount Pleasant, Kenslow 1980-1983', Derbyshire Archaeology Journal. Volume 103, pp 7-40. pp 7-40.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 186 611 (181m by 254m) (Multiple Site Centre)
Civil Parish MIDDLETON AND SMERRILL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR355
  • EDR49

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Record last edited

Feb 4 2008 4:18PM

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