Element record L5569 - Human bones, Hagg Hill, Misson




Grid reference SK 67349 93950 (point)
Map sheet SK69SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Misson, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

At Hagg Hill, near Newington, human bones are often found, and in 1831, nearly a complete skeleton was discovered. Mr Joshua Moxon was at the expense of its being interred in the churchyard. (1)
Hagg Hill could not be located, but a slight eminence centred at SK 6735 9385 is known locally as Hagg Field. This has a disused sand pit on the summit, which may be the provenance of the remains. (3)
Published sandpit now levelled and under pasture. Enquiries at NCRO and search failed to locate Hagge Hill. (4)
Bassetlaw Museum records (and ref 7) state "On Hagg Hill from gravel pit". "Old Sand Pit" shown on 1902 OS 25 inch at above NGR. Quarry probably backfilled during construction of Newington Farm in the early 1970's. Largely built over by extensions to the Tunnel Tech North factory in 1997. (5)
See L 5049 for Ro finds.

<1> White, 1864, Directory of Notts, p 686 (Published document). SNT1418.

<2> Oswald AH, 27/01/1937, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT1100.

<3> Emsley RW, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT669.

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

<5> Sumpter T, 07/12/1998, Letter (Unpublished document). SNT1533.

<6> Notts Gaz Comm, Thoroton Gazetteer (Index). SNT957.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Published document: White. 1864. Directory of Notts. p 686.
  • <2> Personal comment: Oswald AH. 27/01/1937. OS Corr 6in.
  • <3> Personal comment: Emsley RW. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Sumpter T. 07/12/1998. Letter.
  • <6> Index: Notts Gaz Comm. Thoroton Gazetteer.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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