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Find Spot record MDR4678 - Early Bronze Age Axe Hammer, Charnwood Avenue, Belper

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 1501 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • World Heritage Site Buffer Zone

Full Description

A small Early Bronze Age axe hammer, with a cutting edge one inch long, was found on the new housing estate Charnwood Avenue, Mill Street, Belper by Mr. Alton. (1) Mr. Alton is now dead and the implement could not be located. The estate is centred at SK 351 479. (2) SK 348 478. An Early Bronze Age stone battle-axe of petrological group XV (Southern Lake District), held at Derby Museum, L.166.1958. (3-5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Information from the Keeper of Antiquities, Derby Museum.
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 BHS 22-SEP-66.
  • <3> Article in serial: Roe, F. 1966. 'The Battle-Axe Series in Britain', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Volume 32. p 233.
  • <4> 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. p73.
  • <5> Bibliographic reference: Trent Valley Arch Res Com Gaz C1980 9.



Grid reference SK 350 478 (point) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1319

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Record last edited

Nov 9 2017 12:09PM

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