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Axehead (Stone)

Site Name Carlops

Classification Axehead (Stone)

Canmore ID 50163

Site Number NT15NE 24

NGR NT 1583 5633

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Penicuik (Midlothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT15NE 24 1583 5633

In 1977 a small stone axe (RMS AF 1074), 46mm long, was found in sandy soil on the footpath along the N side of the River North Esk near Carlops. The axe is of pale grey/white stone, possibly from an igneous source near Killin.

Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1980; RCAHMS 1988

Findspot plotted at NT 1583 5633 on 1:10,560 map extract, information supplied by the finder of the axe, Mrs J Wilson, The Cottage, Carlops.

Letter, map extract sent by Dr J Close-Brooks, National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) to Ordnance Survey, 7 July 1977.


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