Old Hannah's Hole (Redhurst Cave), Wetton, Staffordshire


NGR: SK 0998 5569

NMR: SK 05 NE 19

SMR: 00368

SAM: -

Excavation: T. Wardle, 1896.

Curation: Hanley Museum, Stoke-on-Trent.

Burials: MNI: 5 (4 adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: Neolithic or Bronze Age pottery; flints.

Date: ?Neolithic or Bronze Age (4).

14C: -

Bibliography:

Bramwell, D. (1950) Cave dwellers and dens of late Pleistocene animals. Transactions of the Cave Research Group of Great Britain 1 (4): 47-52.

Branigan, K. & Dearne, M.J. (1991) A Gazetteer of Romano-British Cave Sites and their Finds. Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield.

Carrington, S. (1870) Explosions of gas in mountain limestone. The Reliquary 11: 27-29.

Cooper, R.G. (1977) A suggested mechanism for the 'Redhurst' explosions. North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies 17: 12-19.

Wardle, T. (1899) Notes on explosions and reports in Redhurst Gorge, and the recent exploration of Redhurst Cave. Transactions of the North Staffordshire Field Club 33: 97-116.

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