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Flat Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Hayfield

Classification Flat Axehead (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) Thornhill; Hayfield Farm; Morton

Canmore ID 67111

Site Number NY27SE 12

NGR NY 283 714

NGR Description NY c. 283 714

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkpatrick-fleming
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY27SE 12 c. 283 714.

A primitive, hammer-flanged, EBA flat bronze axe, found on Hayfield Farm, NY 283 714, c. 1880. In Dumfries Museum.

Trans Dumfriesshire Galloway Natur Hist Antiq Soc 1936; R B K Stevenson 1949; J M Coles 1965

Enquiries at Hayfield farm proved negative. Axe in Dumfries museum.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 18 October 1967

(Flat axe of Glenalla type). Thornhill, Morton, Dumfriesshire. Single find. Flat axe, rough surface, green-brown patina, sides hammered; length 162mm, butt 23mm, cutting edge 71mm, weight 320 gms. Dumfries Mus. (1948.50).

PK Schmidt and CB Burgess 1981.

Schmidt and Burgess state no grounds for assigning this axe to a provenance of 'Thornhill'; it may have reached Dumfries Museum through the Grierson Collection at Thornhill.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 March 1990.


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