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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    N/A
  • Canmore ID
    54188
  • Site type
    POLISHED AXEHEAD (STONE)
  • Parish
    ROBERTON
  • Council
    ROXBURGHSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 412 129
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.40649N, 2.930152W
  • Archeological notes
    NT41SW 19 412 129. A Langdale type polished stone axe, measuring 4 1/2 ins by 1 3/4 ins by 3/4 in, from Burnfoot farm (NT 412 129) was donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland (NMAS) by Mr Scott. He confirmed that the axe had definitely been found on Burnfoot farm, but it was not possible to trace the exact location. The farmer stated that it was a surface find and added that at one time a gentleman used to come each year at ploughing time to search for flints but he could not localise these fields. (Information from F Scott, 4 Dovecote Street, Hawick, dated 7 October 1966) Proc Soc Antiq Scot 1968; Trans Hawick Archaeol Soc 1966
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Roxburghshire, Sheet XXIV1858
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Selkirkshire, Sheet XIX1859

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Roxburgh, Sheet 024.111858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Selkirk, Sheet 019.151859