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Benty Grange is an Anglo-Saxon barrow, found south of Monyash. In the Anglo-Saxon period, the Peak District lay on the northern edge of the kingdom of Mercia. The high status burial found in the Benty Grange barrow shows the power and wealth of their leaders, so the finds from the site are all grave goods.
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Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
The Wonders out in the landscape are linked to the Wonders of the Peak exhibits in Buxton Museum & Art Gallery. The Museum is a great place to start your trip to the Peak District.
If you’ve ever wanted to visit the lofty spa town of Buxton and its museum, 2019 would a good time. We have two exhibitions focusing on aspects of local life: As we look forward to the re-opening of The Crescent as a spa hotel and visitor experience, our summer exhibition will focus on this iconic […]
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