Keys to the Past

Cotherstone, West Park Farm (Cotherstone)

A Bronze Age stone axe was found built into an 18th century stone barn. It is not uncommon to find prehistoric stone axes used in this way- they were thought to ward off back luck.

Reference number:D55
Historical period: Hanoverian (1714 to 1837)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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See also:
Local History of Cotherstone


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