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Find Spot record MDR2557 - Stone axe hammer, Royle Farm, Drakelow

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 254 191: An early Bronze Age (1) or Neolithic (2) axe hammer of rough and unpolished quartz dolerite, was found when a pipe trench was being dug amongst the buildings of Royle Farm, Drakelow, in 1953. It was found about two feet beneath the surface, lying on or in the sandy subsoil. When viewed with the perforation vertical the hammer is shield-shaped, 203mm. Long, with a maximum width of 93mm. The butt of the implement is flat, and battered. Now in Burton upon Trent Museum. (1-2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Leahy, K (Borough Museum and Art Gallery). 1979. 'Some prehistoric finds from the Burton upon Trent area', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 99. pp 54-55, Fig. 3.
  • <2> Article in serial: TPAT. 1980. Trent Valley Archaeology Research Committee Gazetteer.
  • <3> Index: RCHME. 1995. New National Forest Survey: 921516. 921516. p 197.



Grid reference Centred SK 254 191 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

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Dec 4 2014 5:54PM

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