Element record L4433 - Beaker sherds, Clumber Park, Worksop


DITCH (Bronze Age); FINDSPOT (Bronze Age)


Grid reference SK 63619 75039 (point)
Map sheet SK67NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Worksop, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

A restorable "A" beaker and "B" beaker sherds were found 8in below the surface, when part of Clumber Lake bank collapsed in 1961. (1)
Excavations by Sheffield Museum for Worksop Arch Soc revealed a ditch like feature cut into the subsoil in which the beakers almost certainly occurred. No further finds. Soil analysis pending. The find spot occurred within part of a subcircular depression, broken by the lake edge; another similar depression is visible to the S of the site. Beakers now in WKM. (2)
Depression has a max diameter of 9.5m, depth 0.8m. The "ditch" is not visible. No surface finds were made either at the site or in the adjacent lake edge. Sherds are crated in museum, not seen. (4)
The beakers have been restored and are now on display in Retford Museum. (5)

<1> EMAB eds, 1961, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, p 13 (Published document). SNT155.

<2> EMAB eds, 1962, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, p 20 (Published document). SNT156.

<3> Clarke DL, 1970, Beaker Pottery of Britain and Ireland, p 493 (Published document). SNT562.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

<5> Baddeley V, 2002, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1520.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: EMAB eds. 1961. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 4. p 13.
  • <2> Published document: EMAB eds. 1962. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 5. p 20.
  • <3> Published document: Clarke DL. 1970. Beaker Pottery of Britain and Ireland. p 493.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Personal comment: Baddeley V. 2002. Pers Comm.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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