MHG10006 - BA Socketed Axe, opp School Garden, Bonar Bridge


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Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A socketed bronze axe, 2.5" long found in making a new teeing ground near eighth hole on golf-course, opposite school garden, at Bonar Bridge. It was donated to NMAS by Mr Andrew Urquhart, Schoolhouse, Bonar Bridge. (Acc. No. DE 84 - Squat type).
Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1921; 1938; J M Coles 1962.

No further information found during field investigation. The golf course is disused and the position opposite the school garden is a football ground. Visited by OS (W D J) 25 May 1963.

(Socketed axe: Kilkerran variant of Dowris type). Single find, from the golf links opposite the school gardens. Socketed axe, brown patina, corroding, untrimmed, apparently miscast (asymmetrical), long haft ribs; length 52mm, mouth 22 x 26mm, cutting ege 38mm, weight 70 gms. NMAS DE 84.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6162 9170 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH69SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

Finds (1)

  • AXEHEAD (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)

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