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Record ID: WILT-A77BE8
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint adze with tranchet edge, hit slightly to one side and retouched. It is worked all over and convex on both sides. The flint is very pale and creamy white in colour with some iron coloured staining. One of the convex sides is slightly flatter, and this side also has a smooth area (maybe coincidental) towards the tranchet edge.
Created on: Thursday 6th November 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Collingbourne Kingston', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-EE83DB
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A polished stone miniature adze of Neolithic to Bronze Age date (c. 3500 - 2200 BC). The adze measures 52.04mm in length, 13.03mm in width at the butt end, widening to 23.77mm at the blade end, is 10.92mm thick at the butt end, widening to 15.03mm thick in the body, before tapering to 1.33mm at the blade end. It weighs 27.30g. The adze is thick butted with an asymmetric profile. The butt is squared off and has been flattened. One face has been ground and polished flat with the blade end sharply facetted to create the edge. The opposite face is convex with facetted mesal sides and a…
Created on: Tuesday 10th March 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Record ID: WAW-623F42
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint adze, plano-convex section with coarse flaking over the dorsal suface. Little sign of retouch. Large areas of cortex present on dorsal face. Poor quality flint, opaque, uneven grey colour with off-white areas.
Created on: Thursday 8th January 2009
Last updated: Monday 26th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bidford on Avon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF6869
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flint adze, relatively crude, with roughly plano-convex cross-section. Made from poor quality flint (in places cherty) with a blotchy pale and medium brown colour. Cortex survives on the convex face and unknapped flint survives in the centre of the flatter side. The blade edges (either end could function as a blade) are radially flaked and relatively straight. The form of the adze is similar to some Mesolithic tranchet adzes (although it lacks a tranchet edge); though the crudeness may suggest that it is a later (Neolithic) roughout for an axe or adze.
Created on: Monday 24th September 2001
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK GREAT GLEMHAM', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF199
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Large iron adze; tapering hole through haft-end to secure wooden handle (accompanied by several small fragments of mineralised wood); long tapering blade worn at tip.
Created on: Thursday 16th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'SUFFOLK BATTISFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-8BD908
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete flint Mesolithic adze, measuring 145mm in length, 49mm in maximum width and 33mm in thickness. This adze has been transversely sharpened. It has a relatively flat underside and a centrally ridged back on its topside. The flint is pale to medium off white/grey in colour. There is a very similar adze from Little Dunham, Norfolk.
Created on: Wednesday 5th May 2004
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tostock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-5DD878
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A patinated or stained struck flint adze of Mesolithic date. It is triangular in section with a slightly curved profile and has all over bifacial flake removal. The blade end is rectangular in form with transverse flake removal and limited retouch. The entire object has a stained or patinated mottled grey/brown surface and measures 155mm in length, 47.44mm in width, 26.19mm in thickness and 233.20g in weight. The form of this object suggests it is probably an adze rather than a tranchet axe, and of Mesolithic date, c.10,000-4000 BC.
Created on: Thursday 22nd August 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 29th January 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Garboldisham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMGW-DABBEA
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Rhondda Cynon Taf
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Middle Bronze Age bronze tool, probably an adze of Acton Park 2 or Taunton Metalworking Industries of Needham's (1996) Period 5 and probably dating to c. 1500 - 1300BC. The axe is near-complete with peripheral damage but is heavily corroded and with a fragmentary butt (with a length of 164mm and a weight of 157.8g). The fractured butt has a rounded point and is thin (6mm wide and 2mm thick) but has suffered some erosion. The sides are moderately straight and divergent to the side protrusions or trunnions (giving the tool a width of 30.5mm). The corroded trunnions are rounded and of…
Created on: Tuesday 31st May 2016
Last updated: Thursday 5th October 2017
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Record ID: NARC-4BDA95
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete Neolithic adze (2700 BC - 2200 BC). The adze is bi-facially worked and sub-triangular in plan, with slightly concave sides. There are multiple flaking scars on both the dorsal and ventral sides. There is approximately 5% cortex still remaining on the upper face and narrow edge. The upper face of the object has a light grey colour, and a mottled dark grey colouring on the flatter underside. The condition of the flint is excellent, and is only slightly worn. The edges are still sharp. A similar artefact can be viewed at SUSS-275044. Recorded by Stephanie Smith, this …
Created on: Thursday 15th May 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 4th June 2014
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Record ID: LVPL-0E5426
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A polished flint Duggleby Adze of Neolithic date. The object has convex cutting edge and a rounded narrower end. Both ends of the adze have been made into a blade edge. The sides taper inwards from the narrowed end before flaring outwards again towards the wider cutting edge forming slightly concave or 'waisted' sides. The adez has been made from an orangey-brown (almost toffee) flint which has been polished all over to give it the smooth surface. There are some white inclusion in the flint, perhaps fossils or minerals. The object has an assymetrical cross-section typical of a Dugg…
Created on: Monday 2nd April 2007
Last updated: Wednesday 22nd July 2015
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Record ID: LON-E502C6
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A mesolithic adze, made from flint dating 10,000 - 4,000BC. An adze is an asymmetrical flaked axe. This is a flaked adze and it is unpolished. There is extensive flake removal on both the dorsal and ventral surfaces, there is one small area of cortex remaining on the ventral surface. The adze is oval in plan with a lozenge-shaped cross-section; in profile this tool is curved. This adze has been rolled and there is some damage to the edges. The flint is dark grey, and mottled. Dimensions: length: 119.60mm; width: 37.97mm; thickness: 30.70mm; weight: 158.48g. As of 28.04.14 this …
Created on: Monday 28th April 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 30th April 2014
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Record ID: LANCUM-C62D81
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast lead miniature adze of a probable Roman date. The adze is sub-triangular in plan and the cutting edge is slightly curved and has been damaged in antiquity. The opposite end is blunt and flat. The circular perforation is slightly off centre. Most of the object is coated in a light grey patina with light brown patches. Length: 20mm, thickness: 10mm, weight: 5mm.
Created on: Friday 25th March 2011
Last updated: Thursday 6th October 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-5CE338
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy palstave adze dating from the Middle Bronze Age, that is c. 1500-1150BC. The body of the adze is long and slender and shaped like a palstave with its cutting edge twisted at 90 degrees. It is complete and in good condition with only some patches of active corrosion. The blade and butt end are intact and most of the original dark olive green patina survives. A very similar example has been recorded from Warwickshire (WAW-F2B395) and Brokenborough, Wiltshire (WILT-DBCAF4) and on this example Brendan O'Connor commented: "This is a type known to John Evans (Ancient …
Created on: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crosby Ravensworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-697908
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Bronze age copper alloy palstave adze 1500 - 1150BC. The length is 125mm, the width of blade is 28mm thickness 20mm and the weight 138.02g. The object is rectangular in form and cross section and is intact, with slight damage to its butt end and some of its surface. The butt end is rectangular in form and triangular in cross section, with each face having a rectangular shaped recess with a raised border to contain the handle. The blade, which has an elongated triangular cross section, tapers in width from the point it joins the butt. Overall it is 20mm wide and rectangular in form, th…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-64B7A7
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Lancashire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A cast copper alloy palstave adze dating from the Middle Bronze Age, that is c. 1500-1150BC. The body of the adze is long and slender and shaped like a palstave with its cutting edge twisted at 90 degrees. It is complete and in good condition with only some patches of active corrosion. The blade and butt end are intact and most of the original dark olive green patina survives. A similar example has been recorded from Warwickshire (WAW-F2B395) and Brokenborough, Wiltshire (WILT-DBCAF4) and on this example Brendan O'Connor commented: "This is a type known to John Evans (Ancient Bronze I…
Created on: Monday 28th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'GISBURN', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-90CE46
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Neolithic knapped flint adze, dating to between (3500 BC - 2100 BC) The adze is ovoid in plan with a a lozenge cross section which becomes more rounded towards the butt. It has parallel sides, a slightly rounded butt and an angular almost riangular blade. The surface of the adze is covered in removals with scars and some impact ripples present where flakes were removed from the surface; it is possible there may be more recent damage, particularly at the butt end, but it is difficult to tell to what degree. The flaking is covering, moslty stepped (and some sparse scaled) and is angled…
Created on: Friday 15th January 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 4th July 2018
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Record ID: IOW-83889C
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An almost complete Mesolithic to Early Neolithic flint adze or axehead (c. 10000 BC-c. 3500 BC). This implement is sub-rectangular in plan and sub-triangular in cross-section. One face has been entirely knapped and the other face has about 70% cortex. The flaking at the cutting edge end is long and short, scaled and semi-abrupt. The cortex is grey and buff and the flaked areas have a grey patina with creamy mottling and some iron staining. A modern chip near the butt end on the cortex reveals that the flint is dark grey. Length: 157.0mm; width: 60.9mm; thickness: 37.5mm. Weig…
Created on: Monday 23rd June 2014
Last updated: Thursday 28th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HESH-69A2A6
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Shropshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Encrusted iron adze of probable post medieval date (1550-1750). The adze is broadly sub-rectangular in plan with a splayed blade at one end and rounded butt at the other. The butt is finished with a cylindrical projection which may have acted as a hammer. From this projecting butt the axe expands forming a relatively straight sided blade which flares at the base forming a crescent shaped blade. In profile the adze tapers from a thickened butt to the cutting edge. The adze is pierced just below the butt with the shaft hole which is broadly sub-rectangular in shape and regular in width. …
Created on: Wednesday 4th June 2008
Last updated: Sunday 24th July 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ellesmere', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: FAKL-353FAC
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Flaked flint adze made from a piece of a nodule, small area of cortex present, opaque, mixed grey flint with light recortincation. Flaked all over to produce a D shaped secton, rounded cutting edge on flat face of D. Length 93mm, Width 57mm, Thickness 32mm, Mass 227.0g
Created on: Wednesday 13th May 2015
Last updated: Friday 15th May 2015
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Record ID: FAKL-ADD3FF
Object type: ADZE
Broad period: MESOLITHIC
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Mesolithic flint adze of 'Hassocks adze' type (Butler 2005, 103, Fig. 42.4). The adze was made from a flint nodule, its surfaces are now obscured by white recortication. An area of original cortex survives on one side and the flat face bears a cavity containing quartz crystals. Heavy flaking was carried out from the flat face producing a keeled section. Flaking has produced a narrowing around the mid point of the adze which is a feature of these implements. One end is pointed, the other, damaged in antiquity, was bifacially worked to produce an edge. Length 195mm, Width 59, Thickness …
Created on: Friday 12th June 2015
Last updated: Saturday 13th June 2015
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