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Find Spot record MDR8519 - Neolithic axes and flints, Stanton Moor

Type and Period (1)

  • (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

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  • None recorded

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A number of Neolithic axes of stone and flint have been reocvered from Stanton Moor: One axe of Group VI banded was unfinished; another axe was of andesite. (1) A flint axe 4.4" long was found in November 1848. (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) A stone mace-head, possibly Neolithic date, cylindrical with a central perforation was found during sand extraction in 1859. (3, 6) Two stone axe-hammers and one battle-axe were recovered from Stanton Moor. One of the axe-hammers was found in April 1833, group XV. The other was found some time in the 18th century, group XII. The battle-axe is of dolerite. (7) Three stone axe-hammers, a flint axe, a flint dagger, a doubtful flint sickle and a bone pin have been found at various times and places on Stanton Moor (8-10)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> 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. p. 59-78, Db16, 38, Db31, Db106, 107.
  • <2> Index: North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust (NDAT). North Derbyshire Archaeological Trust Index. 1781, 1782.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Howarth, E. 1899. Catalogue of the Bateman Antiquities. p.227, J.93-724. p. 8, 21.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Lewis, G (University of Liverpool). 1970. The Bronze Age in the Southern Pennines. p. 409.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Bateman, T. 1855. Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities at Lomberdale House. L60, flint axe; G392, mace-head; G335; G22.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Unknown source.
  • <8> Bibliographic reference: Sheffield City Museum. 1899. Catalogue of Bateman Antiquities 1-3 8 21 51 175.
  • <9> Article in serial: Grimes, W. 1931. 'The Early Bronze Age Flint Dagger in England and Wales', Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Volume 6, Part 4. p. 352.
  • <10> Article in serial: J.G.P.Clark. 1932.



Grid reference SK 24 63 (point) (Approximate)

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Dec 5 2014 4:42PM

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