Record Details

NHER Number:13339
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flaked axehead

Summary

It is recorded that a Mesolithic flaked axehead was recovered from this area around 1967.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 821 092
Map Sheet:TF80NW
Parish:SWAFFHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Around 1967. Stray Find.
Found "3 feet deep on building site north side New Sporle Road opposite and beyond hospital":
1 Mesolithic tranchet axe. Donated to King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1967.84). Information from (S1).
This object is described in (S2), which also confirms the museum accession number. As noted on (S3) there may be some confusion regarding the provenance of this find as the hospital is on north side road, and a new estate is 'opposite and beyond' on the south side.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 3 June 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20.
<S2>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10142; 10367.
<S3>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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