Element record L5547 - Polished stone axe, Styrrup with Oldcotes


FINDSPOT (Neolithic)


Grid reference SK 60539 88309 (point)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Styrrup with Oldcotes, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Polished stone axe found --/04/1959 whilst cultivating a piece of recently reclaimed land known as Bush Field. The boy who found it gave it to Mr GF Garner and indicated to him the approx find spot (as above). It is still in Mr Garner's possession but he intends to present it to the Worksop Museum. The axe is greyish-green in colour, 8.25in long and 3.5in wide. It is not however complete and must have been considerably longer. The implement has been examined by JE Bartlett, curator of Weston Park Museum, Sheffield who says that it was probably produced at Langdale in the Lake District and is of the period c 1500 BC. (1) (2)
The axe is now in Worksop Museum. (3)

<1> Wardale CF, 1959, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1394.

<2> Garner GF, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT704.

<3> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Personal comment: Wardale CF. 1959. Pers Comm.
  • <2> Personal comment: Garner GF. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. 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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