Axe head



Neolithc stone axe head found in Parliament Fields, Toxteth Park in 1866. The surface is flaked, from the chipping of the stone to form the shape, and the cutting edge is polished to sharpen it. Petrographic analysis identifies it as from Great Langdale, Cumbria. The axe was found by Mr Forrest when passing soil disturbed by workmen who were leveling an area of Parliament Fields, Toxeth Park.