Held at:

Hereford Public Library


Local Collection


Transactions Woolhope Naturalist’s Field Club 1961-63, page 104


Stone axe head

Place name:

St Margarets


Neolithic – Bronze Age


In 1961 Mr S J Went of Marresses [Marises], St Margarets, presented to the Hereford Museum a stone axe head from the late Neolithic or Bronze Age period. The axe had been found in a field immediately across the road from the Marresses at Nat. Grid ref SO 330347 (see map extract).  The axe is 101mm long, 48mm wide and with a thickness of 37mm.  It has opposite indentations which may be an unfinished perforation or have been made to facilitate attachment to a shaft. The rock is a greenstone which a petrological expert attributed to the Mount Bay area of Cornwall. It was suggested that this was evidence of an early trade route up the Bristol Channel and along the Usk or Wye valleys.




from wnfc 1961-3 page106

from OS 6” map




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