Keys to the Past

Polished stone axes from Troughend (Rochester and Byrness)

In 1877 a polished stone axe was discovered at Troughend. It measured 6.5 inches (16.5cm) long. Two other axes have been found in this area and probably date to the Neolithic period.

Reference number:N7061
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness


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