Find Spot record MLI82866 - Early Bronze Age flanged flat axe, Walcott Commons


Early Bronze Age flanged flat axe, Walcott Commons

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 1501 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

62325 A flat bronze axe with a decorated blade, dating to the Early Bronze Age, was found in 1961 in Walcott. The axe has hammered up side flanges and a fairly well-pronounced stop-ridge. Below this ridge there is a zone of zig-zag decoration, limited on the lower edge by another slight ridge. There are indications that the decoration continued above the stop-ridge, but the marks are slight. Flat axes with decorated blades are rare in Lincolnshire. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6}

Sources/Archives (6)

  •  Index: SMR FILE. WALCOTT near Billinghay. TF 15 NW:H.
  •  Index: OS CARD INDEX. WALCOTT near Billinghay. TF 15 NW:3, DA, 24/8/63.
  •  Article in Serial: PETCH, D.F.. 1962. 'Archaeological Notes for 1961' in Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society Reports and Papers. Vol 9 part 2, pp.92-93.
  •  Artefact: 1961. CITY AND COUNTY MUSEUM COLLECTION 1961. LM 54.61.
  •  Graphic Material: Illustration of EBA flat axe. -.
  •  Article in Serial: P.J. Davey. 1973. 'Bronze Age Metalwork from Lincolnshire' in Archaeologia. Page 60, No 12.



Grid reference TF 1151 5599 (point)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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