Find Spot record MDR204 - Neolithic Axes, Bee Low, Peak Forest

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

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  • None recorded

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SK 091 791: Bee Low, Neolithic Axes found in or before 1979: A large polished axe of coarse dolerite or basalt was found at Bee Low, near Dove Holes, and presented to Buxton Museum by F. Frith. (1) Dr. J.W. Jackson cannot recall this find. Mr. Frith is deceased. The axe is on display in Buxton Museum without precise siting information. (2) SK 0979. Bee Low. Peak Forest. A stone axe subjected to petrological analysis was found to be of epidiorite ('greenstone'). Held at Buxton Museum. (3) SK 092792. Bee Low. A Neolithic greenstone axe-head of Group 1 provenance. There are signs of polishing and later surface erosion. (4) Two Neolithic polished stone axes found at Bee Low and now in Buxton Museum. (5) Another axe of group I stone, with polishing and later surface erosion. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Article in serial: Jackson, J W. 1936. The Naturalist. Vol. 11. p 319.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 FC 07-FEB-66.
  • <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. p 67, 72.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). 1976. Microfiche reel 7.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 1712.
  • <6> Index: NDAT. 2351.



Grid reference Centred SK 091 791 (100m by 100m) (Approximate)

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Feb 6 2020 11:50AM

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