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Record ID: YORYM337
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished axe head. Truncated at butt end. Broken in antiquity. Siliceous stone. Beige/grey in colour.
Created on: Tuesday 24th November 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HUMBERSIDE STAMFORD BRIDGE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM522
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished axe head. Truncated at butt end. Broken in antiquity. Siliceous stone. Beige/grey in colour.
Created on: Tuesday 23rd March 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HUMBERSIDE STAMFORD BRIDGE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM633
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Axe head or adze, surface very corroded.
Created on: Monday 7th September 1998
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'FENLAND', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW1128
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Pembrokeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Possible flake from a Neolithic polished flint axe.
Created on: Tuesday 26th September 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW3257
Object type: AXE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Powys
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a probable iron axe, with an oval eye set within a notably wide expansion. Half of the eye, the poll and the end of the blade are missing. The front face of the surviving part of the blade is straight, while the rear, although initially straight, begins to curve back, presumably to form a wide cutting edge. Unfortunately, the loss of the front of the blade prevents confirmation of this suggestion. The thickness of the blade narrows towards the missing cutting edge suggesting that, when complete, the blade had a triangular longitudinal section. Surviving length 159mm, maximu…
Created on: Thursday 28th June 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW391
Object type: AXE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of axe blade with a straight front face while the rear face, although straight at first, sweeps back to from a wide cutting edge. The axe blade has a triangular longitudinal section. Part of the cutting edge, most of the socket and the poll are missing and the remaining portion of the axe is heavily corroded. It is not possible to identify with the naked eye the weld line where one side of the socket is joined to the blade. An example of Manning's Type 2 (1985, 15-16, fig.3); however, it is not certain that this axe is Roman in date. The form of many iron tool types are parti…
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF2091
Object type: AXE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Tuesday 4th April 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK NETTLESTEAD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID134
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dudley
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic flint axe.
Created on: Wednesday 9th September 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'WEST MIDLANDS', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-D9E8D3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete grey patinated flint axe or adze of possible Late Mesolithic or Early Neolithic date (7000 BC – 3000 BC). Length 93mm, width 40.5mm and 25mm thick. Weight 95.44g. The implement has three faces and is sub-triangular in cross-section. The widest of these faces has a slight ridge along the longitudinal axis. Each face is “chipped” overall. As viewed in plan, it has a pointed butt and a curved cutting edge, one side of which has a transverse flake scar. The sides are convex in profile. There are small areas of iron staining on each face.
Created on: Thursday 6th January 2005
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brighstone Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-4B2344
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pale grey polished flint axe. The width of the axe tapers, along the 116.9mm length, slightly from 35.51 to 33.55mm. The axe has beem considerably reworked more than once. The initially about a third of both sides has been reflaked, giving one end a chisel shaped tip. Further reworking cuts throught the previous patination. The blade of the polished end has been chipped in several places.
Created on: Friday 13th May 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Horwood', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-DEFCA1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small and complete polished stone battleaxe of the Early Bronze Age. Length 116mm, width 36.5mm and 38mm thick. Weight 251.94g. Viewed from either face, the sides are convex in profile, one side being slightly more convex than the other side. The circular perforation is “hour-glass” shaped in cross-section, its maximum diameter is 28mm and its minimum diameter is 14.5mm. Viewing each edge, the profile of the sides taper gently from the rounded butt to the small rounded point. The butt has been damaged in use. The stone type, containing phenocrysts of pyroxene and feldspar is probab…
Created on: Thursday 26th February 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5FF764
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small slightly irregular partly polished Neolithic flint axe head. Measuring 112.6mm in length, 64mm in width at the widest point and 22.6mm in thickness at the thickest point. This axehead is complete apart from six small recent edge nicks which expose sub-surface black flint. The black flint revealed underneath the nicks is suprisingly unusual for flint axes in East Anglia which suggets that most black flint axes are actually imported into the area from elsewhere. Elsewhere the axe head is patinated blue grey. On one face this is more mottled and there is a patch of co…
Created on: Wednesday 3rd March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-6135C2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic polished axe from mottled whitish flint. Broken at butt.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd March 2004
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BH-086652
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished flint axe of Neolithic date (c.4,000 to 2,000). Light grey flint and highly polished, with some small flake removal scars around the edges. The only damage is to the haft end, where a small area has been struck off, probably by the plough. Otherwise the object is a fine example of the type, with a sharp blade and flattened ground edges on its long sides. It is 153.4mm in length and 63.3mm wide at the blade end and 36.8mm wide at the rear end. The maximum thickness is 34.3mm and it weighs 425g.
Created on: Thursday 11th March 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: IOW-440053
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a Neolithic polished flint axe. Length 69mm, width 71mm and 28mm thick. Weight 149.11g. The fragment is the blade end and consists of about 1/3 of the total length of the axe when complete. The break appears to be very old as it has the same patina as the other surfaces which are a creamy grey colour with some iron staining. The sides of the axe are almost parallel but flare slightly towards the blade which has an even and gentle curve. In cross-section it is oval-shaped except that both side edges of have been flattened by polishing. One face of the axe has two large flak…
Created on: Saturday 19th June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newchuch Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-2E7020
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of cast bronze axe. The fragment consists of the cutting edge and lower blade of a mid to late Bronze Age axe (1500 - 800 BC). The fragment is sub-rectangular in plan with a slight curved convex cutting edge. The sides, adjacent to the cutting edge, taper inwards towards the break. In section the fragment is sub-triangular. The fragment measures 48.3mm width, 35mm length, and is 12mm thick. It weighs 70.25 grams. The convex cutting edge of the axe fragment, although corroded and slightly abraded by the soil, is worn and shows areas of possible sharpening. The break…
Created on: Friday 18th June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-EA9516
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small bronze fragment of an axe blade, from either a socketed axe, winged axe or a palstave. Measuring 18mm in length and 19mm in width. The casting seam is visible on the side just above the blade end, which is only very slightly expanded. Pale to medium green patinated surface with areas of loss showing pale green corrosion products. This axe blade fragment is middle or late Bronze Age in date.
Created on: Thursday 15th April 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Laxfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-D0A816
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The butt end of a thick polished flint axehead with a 'recent' break. Measuring 83m in surviving length, 65mm in width and 40mm in thickness. The butt is broad and widens towards the blade end. Large flake scars survive beneath the polish. One side is polished into an almost flat face, the other has ?recent damage. The flint is medium grey and stained varied 'rusty' browns on the surface, where it is undamaged. This axehead is Neolithic in date.
Created on: Tuesday 20th July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Cornard', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-FCC102
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small complete flint tranchet axehead. Measuring 116mm in length, 37mm in width and 24mm in thickness. This axehead has relatively straight sides and a convex cutting edge. It has some off-white pale blue patination but is mainly varigated browns, mainly medium. This axehead is Mesolithic in date.
Created on: Thursday 22nd July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stowlangtoft', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-108510
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The butt end, perhaps about half, of a flint axe of Neolithic date. Length 57mm, width 33mm and 18mm thick. Weight 40.34g. The butt end of the axe is rounded and the sides flare gently outwards towards the old break which is pointed oval-shape in cross-section. One side is largely occupied by a creamy coloured cortex. However, the edges of this face have received secondary working. The other side is flaked overall to form a central longitudinal ridge. The flaked surfaces have a dark grey coloured patina and the break is similarly patinated, indicating perhaps, that the break is probab…
Created on: Friday 23rd July 2004
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Calborne Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8FA2F2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished axe / adze. Approaching a plano-convex section. Patinated greyish white flint. Extensivley polished from the almost straight but damaged cutting edge to the pointed butt. The lateral edges are slightly rounded. Probably late Neolithic.
Created on: Thursday 29th January 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Briston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-92F628
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished axe in dark grey mottled glossy flint with negligible patination. Polished extensively on one face from the broad blade up the central area to the square butt and with one lateral edge rounded slightly along its whole length, the other only toward the butt. The opposed face is only polished at the extreme edge of the cutting edge and is otherwise neatly finished by shallow re-touch flaking. The elegant shape suggests that this is a flint copy of an Early Bronze Age flat axe, and the shallow invasive flaking is also typical of this transitional period. Almost certainly Late Ne…
Created on: Thursday 29th January 2004
Last updated: Friday 2nd March 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Briston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BUC-321762
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A polished flint axe slightly damaged on the cutting edges
Created on: Monday 1st September 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-F1A665
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roughly straight sided triangular axe with a tubular socket (approximately half of the socket is missing).
Created on: Friday 29th August 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYMM235
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Stockton-on-Tees
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Relatively standard shape and size. Finely polished siliceous material. Cream/beige in colour. Some in situ damage (see illustrations). Regular convex section. Cutting edge sharp. Butt unbroken.
Created on: Friday 18th December 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUSS-7EA0D3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A broken and badly damaged Neolithic polished flint axe. Only one of the butt ends survives, the rest of the flint has been lost. The flint is a light-whitish grey. The flint has a transverse break, with many later breaks, where further flakes have been removed (probably caused by the plough). The axe would have been finished to the 'polished axe' stage.
Created on: Friday 16th January 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Dean', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP482
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cream/white flint axe. Trapezoidal with narrow butt end. Tranchet blade edge, possibly unfinished. Iron staining on upper surface.
Created on: Saturday 11th November 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HAMPSHIRE EASTLEIGH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP847
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished flint axe. Grey/white flint with dark grey streaks. Flattened oval section. Tapering to butt with rounded edge. Extremely thick in section at centre. Un-polished at butt end. Blade heavily damaged in antiquity through use.
Created on: Thursday 1st March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HAMPSHIRE MICHELMERSH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT2337
Object type: AXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fairly roughly formed, with several portions of cortex remaining, including an unworked area (c48mm x 30mm) on the thicker edge. Upper side formed by removing flakes from edge to centre. Lower part formed by more indiscriminate striking, mostly in the direction of the unworked area. Mottled mid brown and dark grey flint, milky over much of the surface. Lower side has natural indent just off centre.
Created on: Tuesday 12th December 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT HOO ST WERBURGH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT2934
Object type: AXE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Axe head, tinned at blade edge.
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'OXFORDSHIRE THAME', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT3281
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Copper alloy axe head fragment. Profile: broadly rectangular in shape, curving outwards slightly towards blade edge, with curved ends. Top and bottom: triangular shaped, tapering towards point, with rounded socket for handle on underside.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT CUXTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT557
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic axe, dark grey stone possibly ?granite.
Created on: Thursday 10th September 1998
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KENT IWADE', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC55
Object type: AXE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Wednesday 13th October 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CAMBRIDGESHIRE GRAFHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-8719D4
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished stone axe of Neolithic date. Length 123mm, width 63mm and 30mm thick. Weight 336g. Viewed in plan the axe has a small rounded butt which is slightly flattened around the top surface. The sides are slightly convex in profile and flare evenly on both sides towards the cutting edge. The cutting edge (or blade) when viewed in plan has an even curved profile. When viewed from the side the axe is slightly curved. One side of the axe has been slightly flattened by polishing. It is oval-shaped in cross-section. However, one face possesses more convexity than the other face. Although …
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2004
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Shalfleet Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-15B261
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
CORONER'S REPORT Description of object Bronze palstave. It is very heavily corroded with a light green patina. There is a light brown layer covering parts of the blade and flanges. The blade, flanges and the butt are severely worn making identification of diagnostic features difficult. The blade appears fairly expanded and the flanges of medium height. It is possible to detect three small ribs at the base of the septum. L: 153mm; W: 62mm; Th: max. 23mm Weight: 428g Discussion The finds retrieved represent a dispersed hoard of Middle Br…
Created on: Wednesday 21st March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Pett', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-7C7D31
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age copper alloy axe cutting edge fragment, probably from a socketed axe or palstave and of Middle or Late Bronze Age date, c. 1,500 - 750BC The axehead is represented by the blade end only, with a surviving length of 21.95mm and a weight of 28.0g. The axe is moderately expanded towards the blade tips, with a width at the break of 39.37mm and a thickness of 10.10mm. There is no evidence for the base of a socket along the broken edge. The blade edge has a width of 47.44mm and has a comparatively deep curve. The short surviving areas of the sides are concave and exhibit finished …
Created on: Thursday 7th June 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
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Record ID: WAW-F62522
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze axe of Arreton Down type. Expanded cutting edge, now asymmetrical; there are indications of small raised flanges down each side of the blade. It is likely that these were raised by hammering and not cast. The blade tapers, from its mid-point, towards both the cutting edge and butt. Most of the surface has been lost to corrosion but enough survives to show that the faces of the axe were not decorated. c. 1800 - 1400 BC.
Created on: Thursday 17th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-F6F714
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age copper alloy flanged axe, 80mm long, 41mm wide and 13mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a brown patina and weighs 115 grams. The axe has a rounded blade which is slightly damaged, showing signs of prolonged use. It has a shaft which is rectangular in form and section, with slightly raised edges and a squared butt.
Created on: Tuesday 16th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: HESH-085706
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast lead alloy miniature axe of probable medieval date (1200-1550). The axe is a scale model of a battle-style axe of the medieval period. It is cast in one piece with an integrally cast transverse hole through the butt. In shape the axe is irregular in plan with a rectangular butt and expanded blade; in profile it is broadly sub-triangular. The two faces of the butt are similarly shaped in plan; however, one face is much flatter than the other. This is probably due to the method of casting and shape of the mould used. The butt of the axe is square in section and the hole seems to ha…
Created on: Tuesday 6th May 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 19th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kingstone', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF8879
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small flint axe/chisel, with bifacial shallow flake scars and a tranchet cutting edge on one face. Black flint is visible where there is recent damage on the edges and at the butt, but otherwise it is patinated medium grey. Probably Mesolithic, as suggested by the tranchet edge, although the shallow cross-section could possibly suggest a Neolithic date.
Created on: Tuesday 2nd July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'KIRTLING', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-F2F5E1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle or Late Bronze Age bronze flanged axe or palstave fragment, c. 1,450 - 750BC The axe is represented by the butt only, with a surviving length of 37.69mm and weighs 30.5g. The butt is rounded, but may be eroded and has a width of 22.71mm. The sides are straight and fairly parallel with a maximum width at the break of 24.64mm. The casting seams are prominent on both sides. The flanges begin before the butt and rise to a maximum surviving height of 15.00mm. The septum is flat and tapers to the butt, with a thickness at the break of 7.1mm. Air bubbles are evident in the bronze at t…
Created on: Tuesday 1st August 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 12th September 2017
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BERK-23A863
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Medieval iron axe head (10th - 13th century). The width of the axe head expands from the butt (width: 50.19mm) to the curved cutting edge (width: 88.57mm). The upper edge is straight but the lower edge curves downwards. In the centre on one side a makers mark has been stamped. The mark is a cross where the length is twice the width of the arms. It is arranged so that the long arm of the cross is aligned along the length of the axe head. The axe head is broken across the vertical perforation for attachment on the butt, ?broken in antiquity. It is similar to woodworking axes (10t…
Created on: Thursday 3rd February 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farthinghoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM6514
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Hammer axe head, square hole to attach shaft blade on the front hammerhead on the back.
Created on: Thursday 10th October 2002
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'ROXBY CUM RISBY', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOMDOR1764
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large flaked axe. Rough-out for polishing. Light grey flint with frequent darker grey and white mottles and patches. Thick white and greyish patina with iron staining at the edges of the flaking scars. Butt and cutting edge have been broken off in recent times (?plough damage). The axe is a long, gently flaring shape and is extensively flaked on both surfaces. It is a pointed oval in cross section. Both sides have a longitudinal ridge (off-centre) from which the flakes were removed.
Created on: Thursday 27th March 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WMID5081
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
The axe is made of iron. The shaft appears to be curled around to form a socket, but this is not certain. The upper edge of the blade is concave, the cutting edge of the blade is an expanded convex shape. The surface of the axe is corroded. The dating of the axe remains uncertain.
Created on: Monday 22nd July 2002
Last updated: Monday 15th July 2013
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NARC3070
Object type: AXE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A sub-triangular ?axe with a great deal of plough damage to both faces, there is a good patina suggesting that the artefact is of antiquity, and some evidence of retouching at the rounded point of the proximal edge on both faces.
Created on: Wednesday 10th July 2002
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: YORYMB220
Object type: AXE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Sunday 14th November 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'East Yorks', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYMB256
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic polished stone axe head. Only the butt end remains; it is truncated transversely across the middle.No retouching o is visible. Ovoid section, completely symmetrical. Some damage in antiquity and historic damage (main axis of truncation).
Created on: Tuesday 4th January 2000
Last updated: Monday 28th March 2011
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Record ID: KENT-DAD466
Object type: AXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint axehead.
Created on: Monday 16th June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: NMGW-6D1B04
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: the Vale of Glamorgan
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Blade end fragment of a Bronze Age axe; the fragment is worn with none of the original surface surviving. The broken end does not show any evidence of a socket. The surviving blade edge is gently curved. The blade width is slender, with the sides gently expanding to the blade. The slender dimensions of the fragment suggests the piece may have come from a late palstave or socketed axe, although some of the width may have been lost through erosion.
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Record ID: KENT-755127
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint axehead.
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: WAW-E66F96
Object type: AXE
Broad period: PREHISTORIC
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
In plan the axe is an elongated trapezoidal shape. In cross section it is bi-trapezoidal towards the blade. The butt is a sub-oval shape in section. The butt was broken in antiquity. The axe is made from a blue fine grained stone made up of volcanic ash. Ordovician. Found in Wales and the Lake District. (Jon Radley, Warwickshire Museum). The blade has been re-sharpened. The surface has been polished.
Created on: Wednesday 23rd July 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-21DF93
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age copper alloy axe fragment, 57mm long, 20mm wide and 10mm thick. The fragment is in the form of a tapering rectangle. The fragment has traces of lipped edges at either side.
Created on: Thursday 4th August 2005
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'THURLASTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-3796E7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age copper alloy axe fragment, 16mm long, 17mm wide and 5mm thick. The object is sub rectangular in form and triangular in section and probably represents the edge of an axe.
Created on: Friday 5th August 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: WAW-74F782
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment from the cutting edge of a socketed axe or palstave, broken off the blade. One end slightly bent probably representing the twisting motion that caused the damage. Cutting edge has an angle of 11 degrees. The faces of the blade are covered in fine parallel striations caused by use.
Created on: Tuesday 28th April 2009
Last updated: Monday 26th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brailes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-2C2FB2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Iron axe. Length: 155mm; width of blade: 43.3mm; thickness (butt): 40.6mm; mass: 710g. Triangular longitudinal section. Socket with rounded ends and straight sides (length: 42.3mm, width: 22.6mm). Curved wings projecting above and below the socket. In plan, the blade expands towards the cutting edge. One edge of the blade is broadly straight, and the other flares out. Corroded brown surface. A similar although larger axe is included in the: “London Museum Medieval Catalogue”, Ward-Perkins, 1940, number 4 (A13508), p. p56 and figure 12. Ward-Perkins comments that the “wood…
Created on: Wednesday 11th February 2009
Last updated: Friday 30th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilam CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-8D0ED3
Object type: AXE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An undated miniature axe. 6mm wide, 17mm long, 20mm wide, 3mm thick, weighing 2.23gms. The axe has a protruding shaft and the blade is a strange shape with a protruding upper part.
Created on: Monday 15th November 2004
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: LON-F0CC31
Object type: AXE
Broad period: PALAEOLITHIC
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Lower Palaeolithic flint biface.Boldly worked small nodule of cherty North Downs flint, appears to have been re-sharpened at its tip by the removal of two transverse flakes,one on each face. Two expanses of original thermal surface and a small area of worn cortex survive at the butt. The piece has developed a glossy creamy-white surface patination, marked with several patches of iron-staining.There are some minor frost cracks,while some of the higher points have suffered weathering.The tip has been broken and repaired since its discovery.
Created on: Monday 22nd September 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SF-EA30B6
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of very worn cast bronze, roughly triangular in shape, measuring 20mm in length, 39mm in width and 6mm in thickness. This fragment is most likely to be part of the blade end of a mid to late Bronze Age axehead or palstave, although with such a small and worn fragment it is impossible to be completely certain about this identification. The thinner likely blade edge is very worn but appears to be an original edge. One other original edge down the side of the axe also survives. The other edges are very worn and incomplete due to old breaks. The patina is dark brown and pat…
Created on: Thursday 16th October 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Thwaite', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-30F774
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Complete stone axe of Neolithic date. Length 123mm, width 66mm and 36mm thick. Weight 462g. The axe has been completely ground although some of the deeper flake scars remain. Viewing either face, the sides flare out and then downwards from the thick rounded butt towards the semi-circular cutting edge. Viewed from either side, the butt is much wider than the cutting edge. The cutting edge is rounded and blunt. It is possible that this axe is unfinished. Alternatively it may have become “rolled” within the modern plough-soil of the Ferruginous Sands in which it was found. The axe is…
Created on: Saturday 11th September 2004
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Brighstone Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-A579D5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze Age stone battle axe head. The stone is unfinished. It has been polished, however it has split at the end along what appears to be a natural fault in the stone. The haft hole is only drilled about three quaters of the way through. It therefore seems that the axe was discarded when it split part way through its production.
Created on: Thursday 8th May 2003
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
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Record ID: KENT-B85D62
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Polished axehead of grey and light grey flint.
Created on: Monday 2nd June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-B87F96
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Axehead of polished Cornish stone.
Created on: Monday 2nd June 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: HAMP3454
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic flint axe. White/grey flint with iron staining. Small area polished at blade on both sides, all other surfaces are irregularly knapped. The haft end is broken.
Created on: Monday 24th March 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: IOW-A19847
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete polished flint axe of Neolithic date (4500 BC - 2000 BC). The blade is broken and missing. Length 127mm, width 52mm and 27mm thick. Weight 182.69g. The axe has a grey mottled patina and has been knapped then most of the surface has subsequently been polished. Viewing either face of the axe, with the butt at the top and the broken blade at the bottom, the shape is symmetrical. The straight sides flare gently outwards from the rounded butt towards the broken blade. The width of the axe at the butt end is 25mm and the maximum width at the blade end is 52mm. The butt has a roun…
Created on: Monday 23rd August 2004
Last updated: Thursday 27th May 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chale Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CAM-666345
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cambridgeshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Fragment of Late Bronze Age Socketed Axe, double mouth moulding, trace of casting flash. Probably a South Eastern class A. Ewart Park phase, c 1000 - 800 BC.
Created on: Monday 1st November 2004
Last updated: Monday 10th October 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-05CAF7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze age flat axehead, 63mm long, 57mm wide and 10mm thick (at butt). The axe is in fair condition with a green patin and weighs 65grams. The axe has a rectangular section and it starts 10mm thick but gradually thins to the blades thickness of just over 1mm (which is surprisingly well preserved, almost sharp). The axes sides taper very gently outwards until about two thirds of the way down its length, where the blade splays outwards about 15mm on each side, forming a triangular protrusion. From the corners of these a rounded blade emerges, which is not quite symmetrical. Overa…
Created on: Monday 12th February 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 4th March 2014
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Record ID: DENO-DA8C26
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age developed flat axe of the Aylesford industrial phase. Rounded butt corners, slight stop (not a ridge, more gentle slope) edges around middle of axe also slightly sloping upwards, but not forming definite flanges. Damaged blade tips. Edge bevel begins a c.12mm from blade edge. yellowish metal, some dark green patina, some light green/blue corrosion. Length 141.22mm, width of blade (tips damaged) 57.40mm, width at butt end 24.2mm, thickness across stop 12.5mm, weight 302.2g.
Created on: Friday 17th November 2006
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
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Record ID: DENO-DC2B23
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age late palstave axe, Penard industrial phase, c.1300-1200BC. Possibly Type Roundhay Trident varient. Three decorative converging ribs on the blade just after the stop, one side loop. One nick out of the cutting edge. The butt end is broken off and the remainder of the haft end is badly distorted, with flanges and stop flattened on one surface, and the whole bent down to that surface, with some cracks in the flanges on the other surface. Yellowish metal, no patina. Length 127.6, width (blade tip to tip) 50.64mm, width across centre (including loop) 44.3mm, width across …
Created on: Friday 17th November 2006
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: DENO-DBE907
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age broad blade Sleaford type palstave axe, Taunton industrial phase, 1400-1300BC. Single mid rib. Length c.155mm, width (blade tip to tip) 48.8mm, width across centre (including loop) 41.4mm, width across butt end 24.96mm, thickness across centre 34.87mm, weight 539.7g.
Created on: Friday 17th November 2006
Last updated: Friday 28th July 2017
No spatial data available.


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Record ID: HESH-297346
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Undecorated flat axe found in close proximity to axe described in record HESH-298206. Flat axe. Essentially complete, but with significant loss from corrosion at the cutting edge and butt and virtually all patinated surface flaked away. The side profile, supported by a remnant of patina on one face, shows that the axe-head had a transverse stop bevel just below the middle making the haft-end longer than the blade. There is no sign of decoration where the patina is intact, but it is possible that the sides were shaped into a double longitudinal facet. Dimensions: Length: 146 mm; width …
Created on: Wednesday 27th December 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 15th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-298206
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Undecorated flat axe found in close proximity to axe described in record HESH-297346 Flat axe. Essentially complete, but significant loss from corrosion at the cutting edge and butt. Much of patina has flaked away, removing surface detail, but where intact it reveals a neat fluted design on the lower blade. This comprises longitudinal furrows which diverge as the blade splays; closest to the cutting edge there are three furrows to either side and a central triangular one. The sides of the implement are very slightly raised, possibly just as a consequence of this particular decorative …
Created on: Wednesday 27th December 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 15th December 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hopton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-F66988
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Neolithic polished stone axe or adze made from a volcanic tuff, probably from the Cumbrian Fells, probably Langdale. Only the butt of the axe survives and it is unusually thin and pointed. The fragment is sub triangular in plan. At the wide end is has a straight edge, a break, but patinated to the same colour as the rest of the object.There are very neat side facets which show that the object must be deliberately made. The pointed end tapers in both thickness and width. A diagonal facet across the very tip may be wear or intentional working. The butt shape perhaps …
Created on: Wednesday 6th June 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
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Record ID: LVPL-FE45E5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A chipped flint axe (not polished), dating to the Neolithic period. It is broadly sub-rectangular in plan and sub-oval (humped) in cross section. In plan the sides of the axe taper from the widest point at the cutting edge to a relatively narrow rounded butt. Both long edges taper evenly and the axe is broadly symmetrical. The axe is knapped from a mottled grey coloured flint with considerable mid-pale grey and milky white inclusions. There is a small oval of the original cortex remaining on one face towards the butt end. The axe is extensively flaked on each face. On each face ther…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanton Lacy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-31E292
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Incomplete flint axehead of Neolithic date (3500 BC - 2100 BC). One end of the axe representing 50-75% of the complete axe survives, which seems to be the thicker blade end. The axe blade is oval-ended, with a thick pointed oval-shaped cross-section widening as it nears the blade end. The sides taper slightly inward from the blade to the break which would have led to the butt, now missing. The axe has been polished highly, although damaged during deposition by a few shallow surface breaks. It was probably formed with large, invasive shallow flakes followed by smaller shallow scaler re…
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Southwater', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-7F3887
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete neolithic ground/polished stone axe. The axe is a flattened hexagon in section, with each ridge polished down towards a pointed oval shape and fully polished on both sides. The axe has suffered from various damage and losses; at the butt there is a recent chip but also an older removal or chip, which has been polished over in antiquity. At other end, the cutting edge has been completely removed in one large fracture and on one face there are two connected surface fractures with unpolished ripple marks within. On the other face the axe has been angled inwards towards the …
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
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Record ID: YORYM-518100
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete quartzite axehead of late Neolithic date 3500-2100 BC. The axehead is triangular in plan and ovate in section. The dorsal surface is invasively flaked across the entire surface, with negative scars indicating knapping blows from right to left hand sides. The distal edge is ground and polished to create a precise cutting edge, there is some slight notching to the polished aspect of the edge. The proximal end tapers into a narrowed profile, the end is abruptly blunted. The ventral surface also contains invasive flaking but appears to have been worked from a number of differe…
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Willerby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-E92286
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Small fragment of early Bronze Age flanged axe, part of one edge with incomplete flange, the remainder broken. >20 x >18mm. c.2000 - c.1500 BC.
Created on: Thursday 27th November 2008
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Kirstead', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-71BC22
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Jadeite axehead, tear-drop shaped in plan and lozenge-shaped in profile and section, with patches of glassy polish and iron staining. The axehead was analysed non-destructively, using scattered reflectance spectroradiometry, in October 2007 as part of an international French project, Projet JADE, covering all axeheads of Alpine rock in Europe. The project is directed by Dr Pierre Petrequin, until recently of CNRS and the University of Besancon. The analysis was undertaken by Dr Michel Errera (then of the Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgium) at the CNRS Lab…
Created on: Thursday 4th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-86DA01
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic flint axe, of Manby's Flaked rough-out type, with a thin tapering butt. The object has an elongated ovoid shape; it is less bulbous on one face while the other face has a large raised lump with signs of flaking. In section it is D shaped with the bar being convex too, but less so than the loop. The butt is narrower than the rest of the axe, tapers and then has a squared off end. The sides are convex. The axe is an opaque pale orange and grey colour and cortex is visible on the butt. There are neat removals at the working edge. Length: 149.1mm; Width: 53mm; Thickness: 36m…
Created on: Tuesday 20th September 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: SWYOR-BA4B17
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic flint axe, of Manby's Flaked rough-out type, with a thin tapering butt. The object has an elongated ovoid shape with a square cutting edge; it is less bulbous on one face while the other face has a large raised lump. In section it is an uneven pointed oval. The butt is narrower than the rest of the axe, and tapering. The sides are straight. The axe is an opaque pale orange and grey colour. There are neat removals at the working edge. Compare SWYOR-86DA01.
Created on: Thursday 10th November 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: NMGW-48B6E7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Miniature copper alloy axe of Late Bronze Age to Romano-British date (c. 1200 BC -AD 400) and of Robinson's (1988, p61) type 1 or possibly 2. The axe head is complete, with an overall length of 22.1mm and a weight of 4.4g. The butt is sub-rectangular and convex (8.2mm x 4.9mm), at the centre is a small oval depression (3.9mm long, 1.9mm wide, 0.9mm deep) representing the socket of a socketed axe, similar to Late Bronze Age forms. The unlooped side is slightly concave and is rounded across its thickness. The loped side is more concave. The loop begins 4.6mm from the butt and end 9.4mm …
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2008
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: CORN-BA9E64
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint axe, triangular in plan and lenticular in profile and section, tapering to a point at the butt end and squared off at the blade end. The axe is bifacially and bimarginally reworked throughout. There is no polishing on the blade and it is difficult to identify any surface gloss as the whole axe has a surface sheen. The cutting edge is symmetrical in profile suggesting that the implement would have been used as an axe rather than an adze. The flint is a light grey colour which is typical of the local flint derived from the Lower Chalk of the Yorkshire Wolds, but erratic flint is a…
Created on: Saturday 11th September 2010
Last updated: Saturday 16th March 2013
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Record ID: LANCUM-085845
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Anglo-Scandinavian 'T' shaped axe 8th/12th century AD part of an extensive collection from a known settlement. The length is 155mm, width of blade 125.1mm, blade is 36.2 mm wide, thickness 9.5mm shaft above the blade bar of the 'T' is 22.4mm wide by 20.6mm length. The socket has a length of 37.1mm, width is 42.8mm, the eye is slightly square and measures 38.7mm by 24.0mm.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd June 2010
Last updated: Friday 30th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'LEA GREEN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-73D4C5
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint axe head dating from the Neolithic period. The flint is light grey in colour and patinated, with part of the brown outer cortex still in place. It has a length of 109.91mm, width 37.06mm, thickness 20.34mm, weight 105.56g. It is smaller than most Neolithic axes, and is not particularly well made. The flint has imperfections such as holes and fossils in it, and the axe is not very well shaped, being more rectangular in section than oval. It is probably late Neolithic in date, as the tools with a lower quality of flint and working tend to be later in date (Edmonds, Stone Tools a…
Created on: Monday 22nd March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SF-A70E90
Object type: AXE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Slightly brown stained unpolished flaked axehead with a modern chip showing a grey flint core. Slightly plano-convex in form with all-over working could be of Mesolithic or Neolithic date. The blade edge has large longitudinal flake scars rather than classic tranchet scars, perhaps supporting a Neolithic rather than Mesolithic date. 117.69mm, in length, 40.41mm width, 26.33mm in thickness, 134.58g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2007
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Combs', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-64FB16
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze age copper alloy axe tip, 46mm long, 27mm wide and 13mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a green patina and weighs 51.76 grams. The object, especially the tip, is quite worn which suggests it may have been broken in use? It consists of a rounded cutting edge and tapering sides, 27mm long. The break is uneven and it shows that the axes internal thickness is also uneven. Around the sub rectangular recess the axe has a thickness of 7mm on one edge whilst the rest of the axe is about 4mm thick.
Created on: Monday 18th June 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: LEIC-9B5045
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze age copper alloy axe tip, 60mm long, 24mm wide and 7mm thick. The object is in fair condition with a green patina and weighs 37.48grams. The axe has a rounded edge which is 1mm thick and is still sharp. behind the blade the axe widens sharply and quickly becomes rectangular in section, with a rectangular recess. Its sides taper in sharply, one side has an inwards curve whilst the other turns sharply inwards, creating a narrow triangular protrusion. Its hard to say whether this is original or is damage?
Created on: Friday 27th July 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: NCL-FDAF03
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: County Durham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
One of two late Bronze Age axes found. The axe belongs to the Penard group, similar in form to type 910 and 925. The axe is 142mm in total length. The object is unevenly corroded, with the worst corrosion occurring at the end of the blade and on the butt. There are patches of a smooth outer cortex of corrosion, particularly on either side of the septum and near the loop. Casting flashes are clearly visible, but have been smoothed. The axe is thickest at the stop (33mm), and the blade evenly thins to the cutting edge. The blade is 85mm in length from the edge to the stop. A central …
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2007
Last updated: Tuesday 21st November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Castleside', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-A4AAA4
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Swansea
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Probable Bronze Age fragment, possibly from an axe The bronze object is fragmented and with all edges rounded, possibly through water-rolling (with a length of 15.9mm, a width of 34.8mm, a thickness of 7.8mm and a weight 16.8g). The condition of the object makes any identification speculative. The fragment is of sub-triangular section, resembling the blade of an axe. The sides are not present and the faces are flat. The blade edge has been lost and there no surviving evidence for a socket base. The fragment has a dark green surface patina. The general shape of the bronze may suggest a…
Created on: Friday 12th March 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 13th September 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-6AA4E1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Rutland
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Neolithic flint axe, 120mm long, 57mm wide and 24mm thick. The object is in good condition with small amounts of damage to its edges. The axe is made from brown flint, common in Leicestershire and has small patches of original surface still showing. It has a flat butt end and its sides are slightly waisted and splay towards a rounded tip. It is quite thick in section in the area towards its centre and near to the blade end.
Created on: Tuesday 27th April 2010
Last updated: Sunday 22nd August 2010
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Record ID: LEIC-F23FD1
Object type: AXE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Medieval or Medieval iron axe head, 116mm long, 64mm wide at its widest point, 8 to 16mm thick and weighs over 60g. The elongated triangular shape of the blade suggests a an earlier medieval date, but as the hafting edge is missing and the object is qwuite corroded, its hard to be more precise.
Created on: Tuesday 26th January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-F22138
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic flint axe fragment, 60mm long, 54mm wide, 19mm thick and weighs 85.3g. The object is made from a dark mottled flint and has a chipped but complete cutting edge. It appears to have broken about half way down its length.
Created on: Tuesday 26th January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-03B8C7
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Early Bronze Age copper alloy axe tip, 31mm long, 31mm wide and 6mm thick. The object is in fair condition and weighs 22.17g. It represents the broken tip of an early Bronze age flat axe with a slightly flared blade.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LEIC-9642A2
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Neolithic flint axe fragment, 45mm long, 25mm wide and 14mm thick. The object represents the tip of the axe, with a rounded cutting edge which is now chipped. It has a classic lentoid section and its entire surface has re-corticated, suggesting it was broke in antiquity.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SF-084950
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete polished flint axe of Neolithic date. Only one end of the axe survives intact, the remainder now missing due to old breaks. It is oval sectioned, triangular in form and tapers towards a cutting edge that has relatively neat edge retouch. Both faces have bifacial flake removal with traces of polishing are visible on both sides in very small patches. The entire object has a mottled dark red/brown to white patination that is visible at the old break as well as on all other exterior surfaces, indicating that it was damaged in antiquity and has been subject to subsequent stai…
Created on: Monday 24th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 20th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Frostenden', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-032116
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic flint axe which has been shaped by flaking. It is an axe with a thin tapering butt, classified by Manby as an A3 type. There is surviving cortex on one face at the butt end. It is an irregular pointed oval in section and is an elongated ovoid shape in plan. The butt tapers to a point but remains nearly as thick as the centre of the axe. The cutting edge is slightly pointed in plan and has been sharpened with some smaller removals. The flint is patinated and is white with large tan blotches. The flaking causes the median margin of the axes to be wavy or scalloped along the …
Created on: Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 12th August 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-7D4596
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: St. Helens
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete polished stone axe dating to the Neolithic period, (3500 BC - 2100 BC). The object is a pointed oval in cross-section and is oval in plan. The axe has suffered from various damage and losses particularly at the butt end which appear to be recent. The butt end measures 49.77mm in width and is 3.58mm thick. The cutting edge is almost complete and measures 1.62mm in thickness. The stone is a mottled light brown and grey smooth stone.
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2013
Last updated: Thursday 6th February 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rainford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-453F24
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Middle to Late Bronze Age cast copper-alloy palstave or axehead (1600 BC-801 BC). This fragment is sub-rectangular in plan and 'V'-shaped in side profile. The surviving part is the cutting edge which is broken and there is also a transverse break at the top. The fragment is corroded overall. Height: 14.08mm; width: 21.24mm; thickness: 8.23mm. Weight: 8.88g.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Last updated: Monday 13th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-4DE412
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A flint blade core made from a Neolithic polished axe. Two vertical strips of the polished axe surface remain, including one which extends around one of the narrow edges, providing an indication of the original form. The rest of the surface has been removed by the striking of five broad blades. The piece is oval in section and contains a large flaw, which may be the reason for the axe having been abandoned. The surface of the flint is a heavily patinated light grey colour. Dimensions: 74.1mm long, 42.9mm wide, 29.6mm thick. Weight: 104.69.
Created on: Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Munden', grid reference and parish protected.


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