Prehistoric Mitcham

(2011) NMS-4C43C4: A NEOLITHIC AXEHEAD Web page available at: [Accessed: 17 Aug 2017 16:43:20] reproduced under a CC BY attribution licence


Two Neolithic flint hand axes or hoes from Mitcham suggest that by about 3,000 BC, if not before, land clearance and cultivation was already taking place with, presumably, settlement.

They were similar in appearance to that shown here, found in Norfolk in 2011, (accessed: 17 Aug 2017 16:43:20) and reproduced under a CC BY attribution licence.

A group of bronze axes from the late Bronze Age of the last millennium BC was discovered near the site of Mitcham Junction station in about 1890.