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Find Spot record MDR1568 - Stone axes, New Haven House, Hartington Nether Quarter

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)

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  • None recorded

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Five stone axes were found in 1826 near New Haven House, in planting part of the ground on which the fairs were held. (1). A further three were found in neighbouring fields, including Deans' lands, in 1827, 1833, 1846. (2). Two axes were made from epidiorite and one was classified petrologically as from Group VI, banded. (3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1848. Vestiges of the Antiquities of Derbyshire. p6.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. pp 16-17, 24.
  • <3> Article in serial: Moore, C N and Cummins, W A. 1974. 'Petrological Identification of Stone Implements from Derbyshire and Leicestershire', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Volume 40, pp 59-78.
  • <4> Index: NDAT. 1104. 1104.



Grid reference Centred SK 16 60 (394m by 417m) (Approximate)

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Jan 4 2008 2:36PM

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