Findspot - Early Medieval axe head

Description of this historic site

Findspot - an iron axe head dating to the Early Medieval period was found 500m east of the cricket ground, Studley.

Notes about this historic site

1 2 In December 1946 the head of a Viking axe was found in Studley churchyard. It was found to the S of the church tower, not far from the boundary. This is almost certainly of the Viking period, 10th century or 11th century, but might equally well have belonged to a Saxon or a Dane. The axe is preserved in the church near to its place of discovery.
3 Local enquiries failed to locate the finder or the exact site of the find.

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