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Find Spot record MDR3067 - Flint dagger, Bonsall Moor, Bonsall

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

An Early Bronze Age flint dagger was found in 1786, upon a small hill in the neighbourhood of Matlock, called Blake Lowe. (1,2). Blakelow Hill upon which there is no surface evidence of antiquity is at SK 254593. No further information. (3). Marsden believes this dagger came from an earlier ploughing of the barrow at SK 25455939 [SMR 9610], prior to Carrington's excavation of 1850. There seems little reason to doubt this. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. p5.
  • <2> Article in serial: Grimes, W. 1931. 'The Early Bronze Age Flint Dagger in England and Wales', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Volume 6, Part 4. p352.
  • <3> Personal Observation: 02-NOV-66. F1 FDC.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Marsden, B. 1977. The Burial Mounds of Derbyshire. p22.



Grid reference SK 254 593 (point) (Centre)

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  • EDR756

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Record last edited

Jul 24 2008 2:14PM

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