Element record L5385 - Neolithic flint axehead from Hodsock Grange, Hodsock


FINDSPOT (Neolithic)


Grid reference SK 59200 86209 (point)
Map sheet SK58NE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Hodsock, Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Carlton in Lindrick, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Neo flint axehead found in limestone soil at Hodsock Grange. (1)
Stone axehead ground and polished to an edge 3in long, the other end tapering to a blunt point. It is 6in long and weighs 20oz. Its condition is perfect except for a slight roughening of the surface due to weathering and 2 tiny flakes have been knocked off the edge. It was found a few days ago by a schoolboy, HD Hand, on the surface of a field at Hodsock Grange subsequent to deep digging to improve drainage. (2)
This implement was found in "Shed Field" at above grid ref during potato lifting (4). It is still in the possession of Mr DH Hand (72 Mellish Rd, Langold) but it was not seen. Apparently identified as Neo by NUM. (3)

<1> Fox RJ, --/03/1953, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT694.

<2> Retford Times, 11/11/1949, Retford Times (Published document). SNT300.

<3> Wardale CF, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1394.

<4> Brunyee W, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT531.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Personal comment: Fox RJ. --/03/1953. OS Corr 6in.
  • <2> Published document: Retford Times. 11/11/1949. Retford Times.
  • <3> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Personal comment: Brunyee W. Pers Comm.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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