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Kettlewell mace-head

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Kettlewell mace-head

The Craven Museum, Skipton, 2004,

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Kettlewell mace-head

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36671

Parish: Kettlewell with Starbotton

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Dale: Upper Wharfedale

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A late Neolithic polished quartz mace-head found near Kettlewell. A prestigious object like this would once have been mounted on a wooden or bone haft. It is unlikely to have had any practical function. It was probably carried by someone as a symbol of power and status.


The Craven Museum, Skipton. See for opening times.

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Nearest town/village: Skipton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


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