Find Spot record MDR4636 - Neolithic Stone Axe, Plains Lane, Blackbrook

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

Stone axe found at Plaine Home, Blackbrook. Derby Museum No. 76-48. (1) The axe was found in 1938 whilst digging a drain in Plains Lane (SK 330 478) by the late Mr. Creasy. On exhibition it was described as Neolithic, of Cornish origin. (2) Petrological examination of the Neolithic axe from Blackbrook, Belper, SK 341 485, DbM 76.48 shows it to be of Group 1 type (Cornwall). [It is uncertain whether the axe subjected to petrological analysis was the Mount Pleasant, Belper axe [SMR 17001] or the Plains Lane, Blackbrook, Belper axe [SMR 17005]. The national grid reference given by Authority 3 matches that for the Mount Pleasant axe, but the details for locality and museum collection match those for the Plains Lane, Blackbrook axe.] (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Corr 6" (S.O. Kay, April 53).
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 08-SEP-66.
  • <3> 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. p70.



Grid reference Centred SK 330 478 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Oct 12 2017 4:31PM

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