Mother Grundy's Parlour, Whitwell, Derbyshire


NGR: SK 5358 7426

NMR: SK 57 SW 28

SMR: 15101 - 15104

SAM: Dr 75, 275

Excavation: W.B. Dawkins and J.W. Mello, 1876.

Curation: British Museum, London; Natural History Museum, London; Worksop Museum; Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford; Bolton Museum; Derby Museum; Birmingham Museum; Cambridge Museum; Creswell Crags Museum; Manchester Museum.

Burials: MNI: 4 (juveniles).

Finds: Flint tools; Romano-British artefacts; animal bones.

Date: Middle Neolithic to Iron Age (1).

14C: 4640 bp (OxA-2350), 3790 bp (OxA-2351), 3720 bp (OxA-4442), 2210 bp (OxA-1832) on human bone.

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