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Monument record MDR1580 - Stone axes and flint implements, Smerrill Moor, Middleton and Smerrill

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Full Description

SK 185 605. Sandstone axe found on Smerrill Moor in July 1853 {Acc. No. J93.30}. A second ?axe was found on Smerrill Moor in 1860 [Acc. No. J93.62], with various flint implements including barbed and tanged arrowheads, flint arrow or spear head and a flint knife. The axes and flints are Neolithic/Bronze Age in date. (1,2). Note: the SMR (no.10146) [NDAT card] refers to a stone axe in andesite, found on Smerrill Moor citing the NAR (OS) record SK 16 SE 54, as the source. The date given for this discovery, March 1847, conflicts with the NAR record (see above) and may suggest a confusion of two distinct finds. Reference to the 2 catalogues of the Bateman Collection (1899/1855) might resolve this problem. (4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. p13,22,45,46,49.
  • <2> Index: NDAT. 1520. 1520.
  • <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> Personal Observation: R2 3-NOV-62 HEJ.



Grid reference Centred SK 184 604 (450m by 437m) (Approximate)

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Oct 3 2007 11:22AM

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