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Polished Axehead (Stone)

Site Name Barvernochan

Classification Polished Axehead (Stone)

Alternative Name(s) Whauphill; Hawk Hill

Canmore ID 62890

Site Number NX35SE 5

NGR NX 397 514

NGR Description NX c. 397 514

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkinner
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX35SE 5 397 514.

A polished greenstone axe from Barvernochan (NX 386 522), formerly in the collection at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright, is now in Dumfries Museum. It measures 10 1/4 by 2 ins, with flat sides and a slightly oblique cutting edge.

J M Corrie 1932; A E Truckell 1964

This axe is still in Dumfries Museum. No further information.

Visited by OS (JP) 11 September 1970

Group VI. Dumfries Museum Accession no: 1961-20. (Located by Williams to Barnbarroch, Whauphill. Perhaps 'Hawk Hill' at NX 394 516, between the farms of Barvernochan and Barnbarroch -at NX 397 514 - is intended.)

J Williams 1970.

This axe remains petrologically unidentified.

T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.


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