Find Spot record MDR5355 - Polished stone axe, Somershall Hall Farm, Chesterfield

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A stone axe was found "some years ago" on Mr. Mottram's farm at Somersall. It is 8½" long, 2 3/4" across and weighs 26½ ounces. The material is greenish in tint and seems to consist of augite, hornblende, olivine and silica. [Caption to photo: AO/60/133/7: states "From the neighbourhood of Chesterfield".] (1) "Mr.Mottram's farm" was identified by local informants as Somersall Hall Farm - SK 3532 7003. Mr Mottram is now dead and the exact findspot of the axe was not established. (2) Ne/EBA polished stone axe of epidotized andesitic ash; Group VI from the Langdale group of factories. From the Slack collection … [Authy. Quotes authy. 1 and gives name of farm - no other details known.] Exhibited. Acc. No: 897-1-40. (3, 4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Ryde, H. 1924. 'Two Celts from Barlow and Somersall', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 46. p.116-7 (Illust. p.124).
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: F1 WW 04-APR-60.
  • <3> Index: Derby Museum. Accession-card Index. (R. HUGHES, Asst. Curator).
  • <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.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 0715. 0715.

Map

Location

Grid reference SK 35296 70033 (point) (Approximate)
Civil Parish CHESTERFIELD, CHESTERFIELD, DERBYSHIRE

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Feb 28 2011 2:43PM

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