Thirst House Cave (Deep Dale Cave), Chelmorton, Derbyshire

NGR: SK 0971 7129

NMR: NMR: SK 07 SE 8/9

SMR: 3815

SAM: -

DCR: 327

Excavation: M. Salt & J. Ward, 1884-1900.

Curation: Buxton Museum; Manchester Museum.

Burials: MNI: 4+

Finds: Romano-British artefacts; animal bones.

Date: Unknown (4)

14C: -


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

Branigan, K. & Dearne, M.J. (1991) The small finds from Thirst House Cave, Deepdale: a reappraisal. In Smith, K. & Hodges, R. Recent Developments in the Archaeology of the Peak District. University of Sheffield, Sheffield, pp. 85-100.

Cox, J.C. (1890) Some notes on Deep Dale Cave, Buxton. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 12: 228-230.

Cox, J.C. (1891) Some further finds in Deepdale Cave, Buxton. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 13: 194-199.

Fitzpatrick, J.J. (1889) Recent discovery of a bone cave at Deep Dale, near Buxton. Proceedings of the Liverpool Geological Society 6: 200-206.

Gillam J.P. (1939) Romano-British Derbyshire Ware. Antiquaries Journal 19: 429-437.

Palmer, L.S. & Tratman, E.K. (1923) Some Derbyshire caves. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleological Society 2 (1): 90-94.

Salt, W.H. (1897) Discovery of ancient remains in Deep Dale, near Buxton. Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist.

Salt, W.H. (1899) Further explorations at Thirst House, Deep Dale Cave. Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist.

Ward, J. (1894) Romano-British objects from Deep Dale, Autumn 1891. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 16: 185-189.

Ward, J. (1895) Deep Dale Cave near Buxton. Derbyshire Archaeological Journal 17: 60-81.

Ward, J. (1897) Recent cave hunting in Derbyshire, No. II, Thirst House. Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist 87-98.

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