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Monument record MDR2367 - Top Cave, south of Hartlemoor Farm, Hazlebadge

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 164 803: Top Cave, Flint Flake: Cave site dug by R. Pennigton in 1872. Some pot-beaker sherds and some bones were found. (1, 2, 7, 10) Cave dug by J. Boyd Dawkins and J. Tym in 1877. The teeth of wholly rhinoceros and bear were found. (2, 10) Excavation of this cave by A. L. Pill in 1961-1962 yielded one flint flake. (9) [One of] three caves and a fissure were to known to have produced archaeological remains. One of these caves may correspond to an imprecisely located cave in Hartle Dale that yielded remains of Pleistocene mammals. (1, 12) One of three caves in this area, see SMR 7602 and 7604. It is unclear whether these excavations took place at this cave or one of the other two. (13)

Sources/Archives (13)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Pennington, R. 1877. Notes on the Barrows and Bone Caves of Derbyshire. p 57.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Evans, S. 1912. Bradwell Ancient & Modern. p 1.
  • <3> Article in serial: Pill, A. 1963. 'The caves of Hartle Dale', Cave Science. Volume 5, No. 33, pp 25-35.
  • <4> Article in serial: Pill, A. 1963. 'Some recent discoveries in the Hartle Dale caves', Proceedings of the British Speleological Society. No. 1, pp 5-13.
  • <5> Article in serial: Pill, A. 1966. 'An introduction to cave excavation', Cave Science. Volume 5, No. 40, pp 470-479.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Turk, S. 1966. 'Molluscs from a Late Neolithic hillwash at Fissure Cave, Hartle Dale, in Derbyshire', Cave Science. Vol. 5.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Beswick, P. 1969. The Rooke Pennington Collection from Derbyshire in Bolton Museum. p 37.
  • <8> Index: HAS Index: 2, C/6, D/183..
  • <9> Index: Ordnance Survey (OS). SK 18 SE 23. SK 18 SE 23.
  • <10> Index: NDAT. 0382. 0382.
  • <11> Index: NDAT. 0383.
  • <12> Unpublished document: Holderness, H, Davies, G, Chamberlain, A & Donahue, R (ARCUS). 2006. A Conservation Audit of Archaeological Cave Resources in the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales. ARCUS Research Report 743.b. p 27.
  • <13> Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference SK 164 803 (point) (Approximate)

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  • EDR3854

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Record last edited

Jan 9 2017 3:47PM

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