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Find Spot record MDR2073 - Inhumation, Hobs House, Ashford-in-the-Water

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SK 176712. Burial of young boy found in rock fissure at Hobs House in 1911. Though identified by Starrs Fox in 1913 as native British, it's date is uncertain. Found under limestone rubble, there were the remains of a sheep and a goat nearby. (1). Human remains were discovered in a fissure in limestone crags at Hob Hurst's House in March 1911 by a group pf school boys (1). The skeleton was incomplete and appeared to be an adolescent male. No dating evidence was recovered with the skeleton. (4).

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  • <1> Article in serial: Starrs Fox, W. 1913. 'A Human Skeleton in Monsal Dale', Derbyshire Archaeology Journal. Volume 25. p99 plan.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p110.
  • <3> Index: NDAT. 0072. 0072.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Bevan, B (PDNPA). 1994. Brushfield Hough, Brushfield, Great Longstone, Ashford, Taddington and Sheldon Parishes, Derbyshire, Archaeological Survey, 1994. p20.



Grid reference Centred SK 1765 7125 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Dec 3 2007 4:11PM

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