Aireborough Historical Society

Bronze Axes 1978

Bronze Axes

Bronze Axes
Date October 1978
Location Rawdon
Photo ID

This photograph was originally taken on a 35mm slide and has been digitally transferred for us by John Hobson.

Three bronze axes which were discovered in Cragg Wood in 1867.
They were found under a large stone when building work had begun to construct the house called Cragg Royd on Woodlands Drive, they are believed to date back to around 2000 BC.
They are now kept in the Manor House Museum, Ilkley.

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