Find Spot record MDR5760 - Neolithic polished stone axe, found 1956

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

[Area centred SK 44144583] Part of a polished stone axe found in 1957 in one of the gardens on Breach Road. Now in the Derby Museum. (1) Polished stone axe, 4" x 2" x 1 1/4", found at Coop Farm, Laceyfields Road, Langley, in November 1956, by Peter Wright, 110 Laceyfields Road, Langley. Petrological identification - coarse, epidotized quartz felspar tuff - most likely from the Lake District. Find spot - on clay in Coal Measures area. (2) [SK 45404630] The axe was found in gathering stones on a ploughed field early in 1956. No other finds have been made. [Site indicated on ground - somewhere in a circle of 20 yards radius.] (3) The site falls in a wheat-field on a slight slope, facing north-east with a stream at its foot. The axe is (a) exhibited in Derby Musuem and is included in a case with the axe factories. The informationgiven by Authy 1 was gathered from a garbled newpaper report.(a) (4) SK 454460 Heanor. Neolithic stone axehead of petrological Group 20 type. Listed in surveys. (5)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Kay, S. O.. Oral Mr. S.O. Kay. Hon. Corr. Woodlinkin Notts.
  • <1> Bibliographic reference:
  • <2> Bibliographic reference:
  • <3a> Verbal communication: Wright, P..
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: F1 WW 09-JUN-59.
  • <4> Personal Observation: F2 WW 09-JUN-59.
  • <5> 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.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference:



Grid reference Centred SK 454 463 (100m by 100m) (Centre)

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  • EDR922

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Feb 28 2011 3:43PM

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