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Axehead(S) (Stone)

Site Name Ardendee

Classification Axehead(S) (Stone)

Canmore ID 64058

Site Number NX65SE 21

NGR NX 6940 5260

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcudbright
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX65SE 21 6940 5260.

A claystone axe, 5 1/4 by 2 3/4 ins, with the cutting end fractured and imperfect, found in the garden at Ardendee (NX 6940 5260) is in Kirkcudbright Museum (Acc No 109).

J Anderson and G F Black 1888

Listed as a Group VI axe by Williams, who also notes a second axe from Ardendee (type unspecified), which is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Acc No: 1927-4045). (Group VI comprises objects of epidotized intermediate tuff of the Borrowdale Volcanic Series from the Great Langdale and Scafell areas of Cumbria).

Visited by OS (EGC) 11 February 1965; J Williams 1970; T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.


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