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Monument record MDR270 - Possible Romano-British occupation, Deepdale Cave, King Sterndale

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A small cave in Deep Dale, on the opposite side of the valley to Thirst House, was sampled by Mr. Salt in or before1891. He made a trial hole in the floor of the cave - a mere creep hole - and found that the surface soil was like that of the larger cave, dark and containing bones and potsherds. This apparently rested upon a red-yellow cave earth, without an intervening stalagmite sheet. In this earth he found bones and, at a depth of five feet, a fragment of black pottery. Mr Salt wrote to John Ward in c. 1894 saying that he hoped shortly to do a little more digging there. (1)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Article in serial: Ward, J. 1894. 'Romano-British objects from Deepdale, Autumn 1891', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 16, pp 185-189.
  • <2> Article in serial: Ward, J. 1900. 'On Mr Salt's diggings around Buxton', Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Volume 6. p 216.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Ford, T D. 1964. Caves of Derbyshire. p 93.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F1 JB 02-FEB-66.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 1351.
  • <6> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 8802-1.



Grid reference Centred SK 0962 7128 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR652
  • EDR741

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Record last edited

Feb 3 2015 11:07AM

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