Monument record M18585 - BA Burial? - The Mantles, Torworth


BURIAL? (Bronze Age)


Grid reference SK 63940 87049 (point)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Torworth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ro urn found AD 1820. (1)
Whilst digging out the ground for the foundation of Mantles House ... Torworth (in 1820) ... a Ro urn, 10in in diameter, was found, covered with a globular vessel, supposed to contain a human heart. (2)
A photo in the possession of the dowager Lady Galway of Serlby Hall depicts an urn and with it the following quote: "A Ro urn found by Mr William Crofts when digging the foundations of the Mantles House in 1820. Mr Crofts called the house "The Mantles" in remembrance of the covering of cloaks over the Ro soldier's grave." The present whereabouts of the urn is not known. It would not appear to be Ro. (3)
BA pygmy cup - photo only of vessel said to be Ro when found in 1820 (photo held by current owner of The Mantles, sketch in notebook). (4)
This find could plausibly represent a BA burial, probably a cremation. (5)

<1> OS, 1918, 6in 1918 (Map). SNT1062.

<2> Bailey T, 1855, Annals of Notts (separate pagination), p 310 (Published document). SNT439.

<3> Wardale CF, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1394.

<4> MacCormick A, 1981-1991, Finds Enquiry notebook (Unpublished document). SNT1853.

<5> Baddeley V, 2012, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT2590.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: OS. 1918. 6in 1918.
  • <2> Published document: Bailey T. 1855. Annals of Notts (separate pagination). 4. p 310.
  • <3> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Unpublished document: MacCormick A. 1981-1991. Finds Enquiry notebook. 1.
  • <5> Personal comment: Baddeley V. 2012. Pers Comm.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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