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Axe Mould

Site Name Ferintosh

Classification Axe Mould

Canmore ID 12827

Site Number NH55SE 13

NGR NH 56 53

NGR Description NH 56 53 or NH 59 54

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Logie Wester
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH55SE 13 56 53 or 59 54

An E B A flat axe mould of red sandstone was found in a heap of field-gathered stones at Ferintosh (Newton of Ferintosh - NH 5653; Newlands of Ferintosh - NH 5954) and was donated to the NMAS in 1928 by the finder, Dr J J Galbraith, 4 Park St., Dingwall. (Acc No: CM 32)

It bears matrices for three axes.

PSAS 1929; J M Coles 1971.

(Mould for flat axes). Single find. Mould, red stone of coarse grain, darkening of matrices.

Face A: flat axe, length 90mm, cutting edge 45mm, max. depth 9mm; small flat axe, length 65mm, cutting edge 25mm, max. depth 6mm.

Face B: matrix eroded.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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