Record Details

NHER Number:1930
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint flake and possible handaxe, Quarles

Summary

In 1926 a Palaeolithic flint flake was recovered from a gravel pit in Quarles (now part of Holkham parish). In 1930 an object described as a Palaeolithic handaxe from gravel at Quarles was exhibited at a meeting of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. This had probably been recovered at the same site.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 8838 3848
Map Sheet:TF83NE
Parish:HOLKHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1926. Stray Find.
Found by J. E. Sainty in gravel pit at Quarles (now part of Holkham parish):
1 Palaeolithic flint flake. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1955.27). Information from (S1).
This flake is listed in (S2) (provenance recorded as "Quarles") and is also noted in (S3), (S4) and (S5), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 July 2014.

Pre November 1930. Stray Find.
On 18 November 1930 A. Q. Watson exhibited a "Chellean handaxe from gravel at Quarles" at a meeting of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia (S6). Information from (S7). This was probably recovered at the same pit as the flake found in 1926, although its exact nature and present whereabouts remain unclear.
R.J. Rickett (NAU) 26 July 1990. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • HANDAXE? (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished document: NAU. 2000. NAU Report No. 532. Holkham Estate Survey..
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 237.
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 17.
<S5>Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Region 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). p 46.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22438.
<S6>Article in serial: 1930. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol VI Pt III pp 249-251. p 251.
<S7>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.

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