Find Spot record MDR11282 - Neolithic polished stone axe, River Derwent, Little Chester

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  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

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On August 2 1986 a polished greenstone axe, now in the Derby Museum, was retrieved from the bed of the River Derwent. It was found by Mr P R Scott while diving near the site of the presumed Roman bridge, a little to the north of the Roman fort at Little Chester, Derby. (1) Neolithic polished stone axe; crescentic cutting edge, width 77 mm, butt width 43 mm, length 120mm, thickness 36 mm; fine grained green stone; recovered from bed of River Derwent in 1986 by P Scott; at SK 3520 3767, near supposed site of Roman bridge north-west of Little Chester; polished all over, faceted sides, elliptical section. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Brassington, M. 1990. 'A note on a stone hand-axe', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 110, p 5. Fig 1, Plates 1, 2.
  • <2> Digital data: Derby Museum Curators. Derby City Museum Database. p 95.



Grid reference SK 35204 37676 (point)
World Heritage Site Derwent Valley Mills

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Aug 23 2022 6:02PM

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