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Find Spot record MDR2317 - Ironstone axe, Hope

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 17 83: Hope, Stone Axe: A Neolithic sandstone axe was found near Hope before 1877, and is now in Bolton Museum. Its length is 3½ inches, its width across the cutting edge is 2 inches and across the butt ½ inches. (2) The museum record no exact provenance of this axe, which is of ironstone. (3) Identified by Moore and Cummins as Group XVIII. (3) There is a suggestion that it may have been found at the barrow known as The Folly. (6) The precise location of the findspot is unknown. (7)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Pennington, R. 1877. Notes on the Barrows and Bone Caves of Derbyshire. p 62.
  • <2> Index: Preston, F L. 1956. Hunter Index.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 22-SEP-65.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Beswick, P. 1969. The Rooke Pennington Collection from Derbyshire in Bolton Museum. p 39.
  • <5> 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.
  • <6> Index: NDAT. 1316.
  • <7> Personal Observation: Thornton, A. Personal observation, map evidence, field visit etc..



Grid reference SK 17 83 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Nov 13 2019 3:56PM

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