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Find Spot record MDR2044 - Fissure Burial, west of Netherdale Farm, Little Longstone

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Human skeleton found with a circular flint implement in a natural cavity in the tufa stone, a little way above the footbridge, in Monsal Dale. (1). [SK1812 7183] Human Remains &c. found. (3). Flint Implements found. (4). T. Bateman visited the site 5m above River Wye. The inhumation was in sitting position and accompanied by pieces of worked flint and chert, as well as some animal bone. (7) A burial found by workmen in May 1954 in a natural fissure near to the footbridge in Monsal Dale. Bateman visited the site shortly after its discovery. The fissure was 5m above the River Wye an contained a crouched inhumation accompanied by flints and chert and animal bone. (8).

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1861. Ten Years' Diggings in Celtic and Saxon Grave Hills. p 90.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Jewitt, L. 1870. Grave Mounds and their Contents. pp 27-28.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1923. 6".
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1955. 6".
  • <5> Unpublished document: Lewis, G (University of Liverpool). 1970. The Bronze Age in the Southern Pennines. p 547.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p 113.
  • <7> Index: NDAT. 1403. 1403.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Bevan, B (PDNPA). 1994. Brushfield Hough, Brushfield, Great Longstone, Ashford, Taddington and Sheldon Parishes, Derbyshire, Archaeological Survey, 1994. No. 62, p 20.



Grid reference Centred SK 1810 7180 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Aug 12 2013 11:29AM

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