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place:- Langdale Axe Factory
site name:- Langdale Pikes
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
axe factory
coordinates:- NY274073
10Km square:- NY20

1Km square NY2707

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axe factory, Langdale -- Langdale Pikes -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Polished stone hand axe, found at Ibbotsholme, Troutbeck Bridge, 1899. -- Atmitt Library : AN1
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axe factory, Langdale -- Langdale Pikes -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Polished stone hand axe, found at Ibbotsholme, Troutbeck Bridge, 1899. -- Atmitt Library : AN2

hearsay Exports from the stone axe factory on the Pike of Stickle began about 3000BC; the first recognizable industry in England. Over a quarter of the 2000 stone axes found in England Wales come from this site. The axes are a polished greenstone volcanic tuf.. Stone axes from here have been found as far off as Poland.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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