[Area: SK 3870 6200] SK 384615 - In 1954, the author secured a top stone of a beehive quern found by a B.R. engine driver at the bottom of a railway cutting, just north of Stretton Railway station. The stone is of Millstone grit, damaged, 7" high, 10" diam. with hopper and handle holes. It is a 'Hunsbury' type. It would be unwise to assume that the stone had been in the railway cutting for long and it may have been a garden ornament rolled into the cutting by children. (a). Sim. infor. - name of finder: Mr. W. Lawton, 165, Derby Road, Chesterfield. Not in Derby Museum (b). (1) oThe quern-stone is in Mr. Garlic's possession. (a) He was not contacted in field investigation. (2) A Hunsbury-type rotary quern topstone found in 1954 in the railway cutting by W. Lawson, 165 Derby Road, Chesterfield, A BR engine driver . It is 180mm (7ins) high with a base diameter of 250mm (10ins), decreasing to 150mm (6ins) at the top. It has a funnel shaped hopper 120mm (5ins) diameter and 100mm (4ins) deep. This drains into a 20mm (1ins) diameter cylindrical perforation. In the side is an oval hole for a handle. The base is concave and shows signs of wear. The stone is held by S. Garlic, 16 Storforth Lane Terrace, Chesterfield. How is got into the cutting is unknown. (3)
Personal Observation: R1 WW 16-MAY-60.
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CLAY CROSS, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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