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Find Spot record MDR4915 - Coin clippings hoard, Higgs Lane, Alderwasley

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

In 1846 some men employed by the late F.E. Hurt Esq., [of Alderwasley] were digging up the roots of an old tree in the Bacon meadow when they found an earthenware jar containing about 8 lbs weight of clippings of silver coins of the reigns of Elizabeth, James I and Charles I. A few of the clippings were retained as curios by Mr. Hurt, and the rest were converted into the chalice, pater and alms dish now in use in the church. (1) Local enquiries established that Bacon Meadow is the field centred SK 3247 5302. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p. 608.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 08-JUN-66.



Grid reference Centred SK 3247 5302 (10m by 10m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR899

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Record last edited

May 21 2015 10:27AM

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