Tyne and Wear HER(382): Hylton Castle hill, adze - Details
Hylton Castle hill, adze
Tools and Equipment
On the brow of the hill above Hylton Castle, in World War 1 entrenchments "a magnificent gritstone adze" was found. The find was in the possession of the antiquarian, Preston in 1929, but its whereabouts are now unknown.
<< HER 382 >> H. Preston, 1929, Flint work-sites in North-East Durham, The Vasculum,Vol. 15, no. 4, p. 141 H. Preston, 1932, Re-chipped Greenstone Axes, The Vasculum, Vol. 18, no. 1, p. 20 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 61, no. 5.2