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Windy Law

Socketed Axehead (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Site Name Windy Law

Classification Socketed Axehead (Bronze)(Bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Stobshiel

Canmore ID 54794

Site Number NT46SE 9

NGR NT 491 615

NGR Description NT c. 491 615

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Humbie (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT46SE 9 c. 491 615.

A Late Bronze Age socketed axe, which was found about 1875 on Windy Law (name: NT 491 615), Stobshiel, was donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland [NMAS] in 1920 (Accession no: DE 82).

J A Smith 1882; J M Coles 1962; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1921.

(Socketed axe: Roseberry Topping variant of Sompting type). Single find. Socketed axe, corroded, green, scrach marks; length 84mm, mouth 29x35mm, cutting edge 56mm, weight 245 gms. NMAS DE 82.

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.


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