Neolithic hand axe among items found during Hartshorne archaeology dig.
A hand axe dating back thousands of years has been found at an approved housing site in Hartshorne, along with evidence of housing dating back to between the 12th and 16th century. Archaeologist Donald Clark, who has also found broken medieval pottery on the Repton Road site, described the find as the best thing he has discovered during his 10-year career.
Mr Clark, from Leicester University, was asked to complete a survey on the site as part of a planning condition which will see five homes built on the land which had once been earmarked for five holiday cabins, a café and a salon.
Iris Evans, of Calkleys Ltd, has been given permission by South Derbyshire District Council to build five homes on the land, along with 10 parking spaces.
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The District Council had a drop-in event about the proposal of a conservation area in Hartshorne and area of special local character. Held at the Dethick Hall, Manchester Lane, on Wednesday 2nd March.
The consultation document can be found on the Council’s website at; www.south-derbys.gov.uk/Hartshorneca. Click this green link to view the document.
Burton Mail Article of 30th December 2015