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Find Spot record MDR6429 - Rock shelter, Burnhill Wood (Ash Tree Gorge), Whitwell

Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

SK 51497621 Burntfield Grips, Bronze Age Flint Scraper. Limestone overhang partially excavated by the Worksop Society in 1968. Finds were mostly modern - rabbit bones etc, but included a button scraper, possibly washed in. (1) This rock shelter is opposite Ash Tree Cave, on the north side of the gorge. It has an overhang 4.7m long and 2.1m deep. The floor of the rock shelter is made up of a bare stony loam that may have buried further overhang. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Information from M Dolby, Doncaster Museum.
  • <2> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index: 1954. 1954.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Davies, G, Badcock, A, Mills, N & Smith, B (ARCUS). 2004. Creswell Crags Limestone Heritage Area Management Action Plan. ARCUS Draft Report 719b.1. p 41.



Grid reference SK 5149 7619 (point) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (2)

  • EDR261
  • EDR3915

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Record last edited

Jun 12 2017 4:40PM

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