MHG6884 - BA Axe, Newlands of Clunas


Flanged axehead.

Type and Period (1)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

GR for Newlands of Clunas corrected to above from 1st ed OS - HAW 4/2003

NH84NE 6 c. 88 47
A flanged bronze axe (Coles' Class III, Premnay group) found at Newlands of Clunas (house at NH 880 475) in 1942, which was formerly in Nairn Museum, is now in RMS(NMAS) (DC 143).
J M Coles 1966; Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1967; I C Walker 1974.

(Unclassified flanged axe). Clunas, Cawdor, Nairnshire. Single find. Flanged axe, smooth, green, low bar stop. Length 115mm, butt 23mm, cutting edge 47mm, weight 130 gms. NMAS DC 143.
P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

This axehead was catalogued and photographed as part of the North Kessock & District Local History Society and Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) collaborative 'Feats of Clay' Project, which was focused on Bronze Age metalworking around the Moray Firth. It was assigned a Middle Bronze Age date. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8804 4750 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH84NE
Civil Parish CAWDOR
Geographical Area NAIRN

Finds (1)

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

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