Keys to the Past

Newtown Farm axe (Edlingham)

An Early Bronze Age flat axe was discovered at Newtown Farm in 1995. The axe is very small, only measuring 47mm long. Marks at the butt end of the axe suggest it may have been used as a wedge for splitting timber.

Reference number:N4243
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Edlingham


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