MHG60693 - Stone Axehead - Drynoch


No summary available.

Type and Period (1)

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Information from the Treasure Trove database describes a Neolithic stone axehead (TT 66/95). It was allocated to Dualchas Museum Service. It may now be in the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre. <1>

This axehead is in the Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre under Acc. No. 1995.3. Its accession notes state that it was found by a skip (which would call into question its provenance) and it was identifed as made of dolorite by Dr Alec Livingstone, NMS geology 01/12/95. It measures: L 193mm, B 75.3mm, Th 43.4mm, Wt 948g. It has strange holes on either side and specialist's opinion would be useful. <2>

Four figure grid reference given is marginal and indicative of Drynoch placename only. A more detailed GR is held by Treasure Trove, although its may not be reliable given the provenance information above. GW 24/07/20

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 4100 3200 (20m by 20m)
Map sheet NG43SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish BRACADALE

Finds (1)

  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Investigations/Events (0)

External Links (0)

Comments and Feedback

Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.