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Carnethy Hill

Flat Axehead (Bronze)

Site Name Carnethy Hill

Classification Flat Axehead (Bronze)

Canmore ID 74806

Site Number NT26SW 60

NGR NT 2076 6224

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Penicuik (Midlothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT26SW 60 2076 6224

A finely decorated flat axehead of copper alloy with incipient flange was found by Derek Hoyland, Penicuik, on the line of a track leading up the NE shoulder of Carnethy Hill at a height of c450m OD. The axehead appears to have been lying just below the ground surface at a point where the peaty soil had probably been disturbed by foot-traffic and erosion of the path. The area was metal detected but nothing further of archaeological significance was discovered. The axehead has been acquired by National Museum of Scotland (Catalogue no. DA 126)

Daybook no: DB 1993/4.

Information from Dr J A Sheridan and Mr T G Cowie (NMS), March 1993; NMS 1993.

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