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Sorbie Tower

Polished Axehead (Stone)

Site Name Sorbie Tower

Classification Polished Axehead (Stone)

Canmore ID 63191

Site Number NX44NE 9

NGR NX 450 470

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX44NE 9 450 470.

A polished axe, of Westmorland stone (Group VI), found at Sorbie Tower (NX 4509 4702), which was formerly in the collection of Mr Hornel at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright, is now in Dumfries Museum (Accession no: 1961-20-3).

J M Corrie 1932; A E Truckell 1964; J Williams 1970

No further information.

Visited by OS (RD) 25 August 1970.

This axe has been attributed to group VI (objects of epidotized intermediate tuff of the Borrowdale Volcanic Series from the Great Langdale and Scafell areas of Cumbria).

T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.


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