Site record MDR600 - Carved stones, Mouselow

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Full Description

Towards the end of the 19th century there were several reports concerning some curiously carved stones found on Mouselow. They were said to have been taken by a Hadfield minister, the Reverend George Marsden, during the 1840s and incorporated into the gable end of the house he was building for himself. Several years later the then Duke of Norfolk, curious about their origin, requested that they be given into his keeping. They remained in the possession of the Howard family until they were presented to Glossop Antiquarian Society. The Society no longer exists and the whereabouts of the stones was unknown until an article requesting information was published in the local press in 1984, following which they were identified as being stored in Buxton Museum. They include a stone head, believed to be medieval (probably 13th/14th century), and a number of carvings which may be Romano-British, possibly from a shrine. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Reeve, G. 1984. The Mouselow Stones. 52.



Grid reference SK 0281 9550 (point) (Multiple Site Centre)

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Record last edited

Nov 14 2019 3:20PM

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