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Monument record MDR5100 - Pork salting house (possible site of), Butts Road, Ashover

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Ashover, Pork Salting House. A collection of pig rib bones, apparently woven together to make a lattice, were found in 1981 when digging the foundations for a shed at Ashcroft, Butts Road, Ashover. Possibly the remains from a 19th century pork salting house behind a general store known to have been in what is now a house. The bones are thought to have been deposited in a ditch, to aid drainage. This site has now been developed. (1, 2) It has been suggested that there is not enough emperical and reliable evidence to draw conclusions on use of the site. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 4034. 4034.
  • <2> Article in serial: Derbyshire Times. 1981. 'Bare Bones of Mystery', Derbyshire Times, 23rd October, 1981. page 22.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Edwards, D. 2006. Notes on various SMR entries compiled during research for the new Victoria County History.



Grid reference Centred SK 35 63 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Nov 1 2017 4:44PM

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