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Find Spot record MDR4486 - Neolithic Axe, Allestree Link Road, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 335373. A polished gritstone axe of Neolithic period, 8.5cm long, 5.6cm wide, 2.5cm max thickness, chipped in the butt area and on the cutting edge, was found in top soil excavated for Allestree link road. (1) Grid reference provided by source falls some distance from link road. Exact findspot therefore unknown. (2) Neolithic polished greenstone axe; 3.5in x 2.1in x 1.0in; found in Markeaton Park during road excavation for the new Queensway Road in 1.1983 (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Turner. 1979-82. East Mid Archaeol Bull. 13, 27.
  • <2> Personal Observation: Brown, J. Observation based on personal experience, map evidence, site visit etc.. 06/10/2005.
  • <3> Digital data: Derby Museum Curators. Derby City Museum Database. p 90.



Grid reference SK 335 373 (point) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Sep 22 2014 4:39PM

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