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Keir Mill

Axe Hammer

Site Name Keir Mill

Classification Axe Hammer

Canmore ID 65244

Site Number NX89SE 11

NGR NX 859 930

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Keir
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NX89SE 11 859 930.

A perforated sandstone axe-hammer from Keir Mill (NX 859 930), which was in Thornhill Museum in 1888, was transferred to Dumfries Museum in 1965. (TheThird Stat Account [TSA], stating that a crude stone hammer was found in a gravel pit near Keir Mill may be referring to the same item.)

J Anderson and G F Black 1888; A E Truckell 1966; F E S Roe 1967; TSA 1962.

This Class I axe-hammer is held in Dumfries Museum under accession number DUMFM 1965/369. It has been petrologically attributed to group XXVII (greywacke from the Southern uplands of Scotland) or, possibly, group XV (micaceous sub-greywacke from the southern Lake District of Cumbria).

T H McK Clough and W A Cummins 1988.

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