Find Spot record MLI53278 - Perforated Axe Hammer, East Torrington


A small, perforated axe hammer, found in 1963 on land to the north of East Torrington.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Mesolithic - 10000 BC? to 4001 BC?)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small, perforated axe hammer of possible Mesolithic date was found in 1963, on land to the north of East Torrington. The artefact is of a ground, though unpolished, grey stone, and has an hour-glass perforation. It has been variously described as a macehead, adze and axehead. It was found during the grubbing out of a hedge near Collow Top Yard. It was recorded by Lincoln Museum, but retained by the finder. {1}{2}{3}

Sources/Archives (3)

  •  Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. TF 18 SW: R.
  •  Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. TF 18 SW: 9.
  •  Article in Serial: WHITWELL, J.B.. 1964. Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Reports and Papers. vol.10, part.2, p.58, no.4.



Grid reference TF 1475 8460 (point) Estimated from Sources

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Record last edited

Nov 9 2023 12:02PM


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