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SK194633 - Bateman's Tomb

Not really an antiquity as such, but Thomas Bateman dug over 200 barrows in the Peak District, sometimes up to 6 a day. He wrote two books on his works, 'Vestiges of the Antiquities of Debyshire' in 1848, followed in 1861 with 'Ten Years Digging....'.

Some of his finds are displayed in the Sheffield and Buxton museums.

Inside the chapel the tomb lays behind, there used to be a carved marble memorial to Thomas is Now in Sheffield Museum. A strange thing to do with the grave and chapel still there.....I can imagine Batemans wry grin at the thought of it..
stubob Posted by stubob
18th October 2002ce
Edited 25th November 2007ce

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