In the 1880s a Bronze Age axe-hammer was found close to Craigneil Castle by Mr Ross, a local game keeper. The artefact has been retained in the finder's family and in September 2010 it was brought to Stranraer Museum for identification.
The axe-hammer is complete and has been fashioned on a cobble of greywacke sandstone (length 260mm; width 105mm; height 85mm; shaft hole diameter 55mm). The butt and sides are curved and the blade has a gentle convex profile. One face is flat and the other is slightly concave. There is some flake damage at the blade and close to the butt.