Keys to the Past

Newham Lough bronze axe (Ellingham)

In 1868 a Bronze Age axe was discovered when land next to Newham Lough was drained. The axe was made of bronze and had a socket for attaching a handle and a loop for securing the axe head.

Reference number:N4973
Historical period: Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ellingham

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