Mesolithic macehead 400m NE of Danzey Green

Description of this historic site

Findspot - a mace head, dating to the Mesolithic period, was found 400m north east of Danzey Green.

Notes about this historic site

1 Supposed Neolithic hammer stone discovered on Lilly Hill in 1922 in the bed of a stream quite recently washed down from the bank. It is a fine grained quartzite pebble 9.5 cm long and 7.5 cm wide, slightly pear shaped and 2.5 cm thick. A hole has been bored as near as possible to the centre. The hole is 1.25 cm in diameter and ‘countersunk’ on each side. Both ends – particularly the pointed end – are worn by use.
3 The find is Mesolithic rather than Neolithic and is a perforated macehead.