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Monument record MDR5993 - Possible Mesolithic occupation site, south of Langwith Wood, Scarcliffe

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SK 49956805 Scarcliffe, Mesolithic flint. Dense flint scatter, averaging 1 flint per sq. yd, over an area 78x168yds, along the 450ft contour, overlooking the R. Poulter. (1) A Mesolithic flint scatter was recognised during field survey by the North Derbyshire Arch Trust in 1977. The site at Scarcliffe was discovered by L B Cooper and C R Hart and appears to cover about three quarters of an acre and to be orientated westwards. The assemblage has a small microlithic component. The limits of the site are unknown, due to dense woodland cover, but it is likely that the site extends beyond the present limits and that other sites exist along the scarp. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: NDAT. 2197. 2197.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Hart, C (NDAT). 1981. The North Derbyshire Archaeological Survey to AD 1500. pp 26-29, Fig. 3:4.



Grid reference Centred SK 4994 6805 (320m by 174m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jul 22 2019 3:03PM

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