Find Spot record MDR587 - Stone springhead, Melandra, Glossop

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A stone head in Manchester Museum with three faces carried on the outer surface, forming a quarter circle. The central face is triangular and shows toolmarks, the side faces have prominent features and are smooth. Possibly from Melandra. (1) According to a local historian, this stone is a carved springhead or wellhead and came from 'below Melandra Roman Fortress'. It was taken with a family to Eccles when they moved there from the Glossop area, as "no-one thought it of any importance or interest". It is now in the Manchester Museum collection. No parallels or comparison pieces have been found so far. It is a tricephalic stone head, with the central head full frontal and one head in profile on each side. (3)

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  • <1> Index: NDAT. 0967. 0967.
  • <2> Artifact: Artifact: Manchester Museum 1975.45, Negs 627-9.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Petch, M. 1989. A List of Celtic Heads and Associated Sculpture in Derbyshire. p 3, no. 14.



Grid reference SK 008 951 (point) (Centre)

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Nov 22 2017 4:53PM

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