Monument record MDR8550 - 'Duchess of Sutherland Stone', inscribed stone.

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Full Description

[SK 250 628]: DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND STONE. The 'Duchess of Sutherland Stone' has a coronet and is inscribed 'HS 1830' (1). RCHME FIELD DESCRIPTION (2) SK 25064 62895: INSCRIBED STONE The 'Duchess of Sutherland Stone' is an outcrop of rock overlloking the E facing escarpment of Stanton Moor. On the outcrop is a rectangular niche cut into the E face of the outcrop, and contains a coronet sculptured in relief and a raised tablet bearing the inscription 'HS 1830'. These are probably quarrymens' graffiti of a very high standard.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Heathcote, J. 1947. Birchover: Its Prehistoric and Druidical Remains. p. 27.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Ainsworth, S (RCHME). 1987. Stanton Moore, Derbyshire, A Catalogue of Archaeological Monuments, Part 4. NAR Nos. SK 26 SE 11 -12, 34 -63.



Grid reference Centred SK 25064 62896 (1m by 1m) (Surveyed)

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Dec 5 2014 4:42PM

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