Tyne and Wear HER(235): Silksworth, Doxford Park, polished axe - Details
Silksworth, Doxford Park, polished axe
Tools and Equipment
A large, coarse sandstone axe was found at Doxford Park in a 'load of earth' during road making 1972 and retained by the finder. The object is described as follows: length 134 mm, max width 46 mm, max thickness 34 mm. Broad blade, slightly chipped. The axe does not appear to fall into any known group of sandstone axes in north England and south Scotland.
<< HER 235 >> Ordnance Survey archaeological record card, RPM, 1977, Neolithic axe R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, pp. 71-2 and fig. 24, no. 8