Record Details

NHER Number:13927
Type of record:Monument
Name:Mesolithic and Neolithic worked flints


Between 1970 and 1984 several hundred worked flints were recovered at this location. These included a probable Mesolithic axehead roughout, Mesolithic blades and many flakes that were identified as Neolithic "flint mine type" debitage.

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Grid Reference:TG 2657 0769
Map Sheet:TG20NE

Full description

Around 1970. Stray Find.
Various finds marked as 'Trowse-Whitlingham' - type suggests this site and not finder's other Whitlingham site (NHER 15462):
19 Mesolithic flint blades, some very elegant.
40 Mesolithic/Neolithic flint flakes.
4 rolled flakes - probably natural.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU), 1 May 1986. Compiled by E. Rose (NLA) 12 August 1986.
Information from (S1). See list in file for NHERs 22843-22856.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 April 2014.

1977-1978. Stray Find.
Found on surface in woods, but perhaps dug out:
Several hundred flint flakes with heavy chalk patina; identified by M. Pitts (London Institute of Archaeology) as "primary flint-working debris of flint mine type".
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 April 2014.

1984. Stray Find.
In same area as 1977-1978 finds:
1 Mesolithic flint axehead roughout.
Identified by J. Wymer (NAU), January 1985. Compiled by W. Milligan (NCM), 25 February 1985.
Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 April 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD ROUGHOUT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • BLADE (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)
  • FLAKE (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC? to 2351 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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