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Find Spot record MDR4613 - Mesolithic Macehead, Chellaston, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A quartzite macehead with hour-glass perforation was found in 1945 (1) or 1956 (2) at the Mineral and Brickwork quarry south of Chellaston village (SK 385302) by M. Smith while collecting geological specimens. It was deposited in Derby Museum, 264.55. (1-2) Found in 1955 at approximately SK 38513031. (3) Listed as Mesolithic. (4) Macehead found in 1945 and given to Derby Museum in 1955. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Hughes, R. 1956. 'Note on a quartzite macehead with hour-glass perforation', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 76, p 65.
  • <2> Article in serial: Ford, T & Hughes, R. 1963. 'Two perforated quartzite maceheads from Derbyshire', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 83, pp 102-103. p. 102.
  • <3> Personal Observation: F1 FDC 30-JAN-67.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Wymer, J J (ed). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales: Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Research Report 20. p. 51.
  • <5> Digital data: Derby Museum Curators. Derby City Museum Database. p. 160.



Grid reference SK 385 303 (point) (Centre)

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  • EDR1498

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2018 3:16PM

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