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Frank I' Th' Rocks

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<b>Frank I' Th' Rocks</b>Posted by stubobImage © stubob
Nearest Town:Ashbourne (12km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   SK131584 / Sheet: 119
Latitude:53° 7' 20.05" N
Longitude:   1° 48' 15.22" W

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<b>Frank I' Th' Rocks</b>Posted by juamei <b>Frank I' Th' Rocks</b>Posted by stubob <b>Frank I' Th' Rocks</b>Posted by stubob


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Suggestive these - Wolfscote and Bearsford - smacking of ancient times, when the fauna of the district were not so harmless as they are today. Beneath the quaint little manor house of Wolfscote Grange stands one of the boldest bluffs of rock, and in the foot of it is a cavern, named "Frank's i' th' Rock," and so called on account of a man bearing that name who lived in it many years with his wife, and had eleven children there! Cave dwellers do not all belong to dim and far-away antiquity, for the man Frank lived less than a century ago.
Through Staffordshire Stiles and Derbyshire Dales, by John Sheldon (1894).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th December 2013ce


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LS Palmer excavated here in 1925. His discoveries included the remains of 10 individuals, mostly children. Stone tools and pottery shards.
Dated to the Iron Age.
stubob Posted by stubob
12th February 2005ce
Edited 12th February 2005ce