Find Spot record MDR8260 - Stone axe and sandstone disc, Harthill Moor, Harthill
Type and Period (1)
- FINDSPOT (Upper Palaeolithic to Late Neolithic - 40000 BC to 2351 BC)
- None recorded
A Neolithic polished stone axe, 8¼ inches long and three inches wide, was found in 1845. It has been classified as a Group VI Cumbrian Banded Greenstone. (1,2). The axe has also been described as a celt or axe of Westmoreland Hone slate. It was found on Hartle Moor and presented to Thomas Bateman by William Wain in 1845. (3,4). Perforated sandstone disc, measuring 1.875 inches and found in June, 1845 on Harthill Moor. Now in Sheffield Museum. (5,6)
- <1> SDR10000 Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1036.
- <2> SDR13256 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. p69. pp 70-71.
- <3> SDR2980 Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1855. Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities at Lomberdale House. L25.
- <4> SDR7282 Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. p12.
- <5> SDR10000 Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1038.
- <6> SDR7282 Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Collection of Antiquities in the Sheffield Public Museum. p190.
|Grid reference||SK 21 62 (point) (Approximate)|
|Civil Parish||HARTHILL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE|
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Record last edited
Jun 13 2008 9:45AM