Rains Cave (Longcliffe Fissure), Brassington, Derbyshire


NGR: SK 2258 5535

NMR: SK 25 NW 4

SMR: 2457, 3476

SAM: -

Excavation: J. Ward, 1890-1892; D. Vallence, 1961.

Curation: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (89.66H); Manchester Museum.

Burials: MNI: 6+

Finds: Peterborough Ware, Bronze Age pottery, Romano-British pottery, flint artefacts, animal bones.

Date: Neolithic or Bronze Age (4).

14C: -

Bibliography:

Brailsford, J.W. (1957) Later prehistoric cave-dwellings of Derbyshire as represented by material in the British Museum. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 77: 54-56.

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

Hart, C.R. (1984) The North Derbyshire Archaeological Survey to A.D. 1500. Derbyshire Archaeological Society and Sheffield City Museums, Sheffield.

Ward, J. (1889) On Rains Cave, Longcliffe, Derbyshire. Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 11: 31-45.

Ward, J. (1892) On Rains Cave, Longcliffe, Derbyshire. Second report. The excavation and general results. Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 14: 228-250.

Ward, J. (1893) On Rains Cave, Longcliffe, Derbyshire - Third report - The pottery, and the human and animal remains. Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 15: 161-176.

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