A group of bronze socketed axes from Eildon Mid Hill, near Melrose, Roxburghshire
socketed axe, metalwork
Eildon Mid Hill; Melrose; Roxburghshire; Scotland; UK
In 1982, a group of seven socketed axes was found on the lower western slopes of Eildon Mid Hill, Ettrick and Lauderdale District, Borders Region. Although recovered from redeposited soil, the axes probably represent a hoard of the Ewart Park phase of the late Bronze Age. The find reinforces what appears to be a significant local concentration of contemporary metalwork around the Eildon Hills.