SK 1734 8126 : Bradwell, Cist burial, iron spearhead, coin: Covered cist of sandstone and limestone flags, three feet by two feet wide and two feet deep, immediately beneath the turf found in 1897 in digging foundations for a house (now a drapery store) in Nether Side, opposite the Newburgh Arms Inn. The cist contained a male inhumation, socketed iron spearhead; a leaden spindle-whorl decorated with five raised pellets, and a copper button, decorated with hollows filled with gold, with a small ring at the back; all in Buxton Museum. A Roman coin said to have been found with the above is now lost. (2, 4, 5)
Near the Burgher's Arms Inn, in 1897, a sepulchral cist of gritstone slabs, containing male adult bones, a lead 'spindle whorl', an iron spearhead, a copper button and (according to one account) a Roman coin, since lost. The whorl does not appear Roman. (3)
The original accounts of this cist burial give no indication that’s it was ever covered by a barrow. (9)
Article in serial: Salt, W H. 1898. Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Notes. Vol.6.
Article in serial: Ward, J. 1899. 'Roman remains at Bradwell', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 21. p 4.
Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. 'Romano-British Derbyshire', in Victoria County History, Derbyshire, Vol 1. pp 254-255.
Bibliographic reference: Evans, S. 1912. Bradwell Ancient & Modern. p 3.
Unpublished document: Barnatt, J. 1989. The Peak District Barrow Survey (updated 1994). Site 3:A.
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BRADWELL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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