Find Spot record MDR5458 - Iron axehead, Borrowfield Estate, Spondon, Derby

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Full Description

An Anglo Saxon iron axe head found 3 feet deep in gravel at the Borrowfield Estate in June 1898 is now in Derby Museum. (1) No further information. (2) Re-examination of the iron axe head has cast doubt on the dating of this find. Such artefacts are rare from an early Anglo-Saxon context and its form suggests that it is probably of medieval date. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Corr. 6' (F.W. Munslow 14.2.58).
  • <2> Personal Observation: F1 JB 28-OCT-66.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Challis, K, Brown, J, Priest, V, Garton, D & Kinsley, G. 2000. Anglo-Saxon Derbyshire. Report on Fieldwalking at Three Early Anglo-Saxon Sites in Derbyshire. p 31.



Grid reference SK 405 352 (point) (Centre)

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  • EDR1466

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Record last edited

Apr 24 2014 11:35AM

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