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Find Spot record MDR4209 - Polished stone axes, Scraperlow, Hathersage

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Polished stone axe of quartz, epidote, felspar-ash (probably from Lake District) and fragment of polished stone axe of Group VI (Langdale) found about 1953 near Scraperlow, east of Hathersage and on loan to Sheffield University, Dept. of Geography. (1, 2) Both axes are held by Sheffield City Museum. No additional siting evidence was obtained. (3) The whole axe has dimensions of Length: 4.5inch, Breadth: 2.1inch cutting edge, Breadth: 1.8inch butt. (6)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: HAS, Preston, F. L.. 1956. C/62. C/62.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bartlett, J E. Sheffield City Museum.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 JB 10-SEP-65.
  • <4> Index: OS. SK 28 SW 4. SK 28 SW 4.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 1191. 1191.
  • <6> 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.



Grid reference Centred SK 243 814 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR977

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Record last edited

Jul 1 2015 10:23AM

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