Record Details

NHER Number:11345
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead


A Neolithic polished flint axehead found in a sewer trench in 1975. The axehead is thought to have been found with a wooden handle, although this was not recovered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6674 1439
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

December 1975. About 1.8m (6 feet) deep in peaty clay. Found in sewer trench.
Polished flint axe, pointed butt with flake scars. Said to have been found with wooden handle, not recovered.
Circular section 3.8cm to 5cm (1 1/2 - 2 feet) diameter, with axe mounted in split end. Bound with 'cloth or leather or reeds'.
(S1) in the Illustration Library.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 61 SE 20.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1976. Dtawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead.. Card. 1:1.

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