Find Spot record MDR15014 - Bronze Age socketed axe with loop, Harrop Farm

Type and Period (1)

  • (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1000 BC to 600 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

'Yorkshire' type late Bronze Age axe. In the late Bronze Age, more spohisticated casting techniques developed allowing the production of hollow artefacts. It is at this period that lead is introduced into the copper alloys which improves the casting properties of the alloy as well as making it less brittle once cast. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Correspondence: Parsons, J (Sheffield City Museum). 1997. Letter regarding the conservation of a found socketed axe, 21st February, 1997.

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Location

Grid reference SK 1715 8535 (point)
Civil Parish HOPE, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Feb 10 2015 1:13PM

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