Record Details

NHER Number:10096
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic/Neolithic flint axehead and Neolithic flint chisel (or axehead)


Between 1954 and 1955 two flint core tools were found at this location. One was a flint axehead of Mesolithic/Neolithic date and the other a Neolithic axehead or unfinished chisel.

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Grid Reference:TM 2263 9780
Map Sheet:TM29NW

Full description

November 1954. Stray Find.
Prehistoric chipped flint axehead. Information from (S1). See outline sketch (S2). Although this object was originally recorded as Neolithic it has been suggested by E. Rose (NAU) that the quadrilateral section shown in (S2) points to a Mesolithic date.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 January 2014.

1955. Stray Find.
Found around 1000ft (305m) east of Whitefields Grove:
Neolithic chipped flint axehead, or possibly an unfinished chisel. Information from (S1). See drawing (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • CHISEL? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 29 NW 22.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1955. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries. No 2. p 6.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Saxlingham [2].
<S2>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1954. Outline sketch of a Mesolithic/Neolithic flint axehead from Saxlingham Nethergate.. Paper. 1:1.
<S3>Illustration: Howlett, D. R. 1955. Drawing of a Neolithic flint axehead or unfinished chisel from Saxlingham Nethergate.. Card. 1:1.

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