Record Details

NHER Number:2267
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic handaxe, Tottenhill Row (Tottenhill, poorly located)


During the 1960s a Palaeolithic handaxes was found somewhere in the vicinity of Tottenhill Row. This object is now held by King's Lynn Museum.

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Full description

Pre September 1962. Stray Find.
Found at Tottenhill Row (a small hamlet located at TF 629 120):
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. Donated to King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 1962.55).
Information from (S1). Although a grid reference is listed in the museum's records (TF 628 120) this is though to only indicate the general area in which this object was probably found.
This find is listed in Roe (S2) and is probably one of the five handaxes from Tottenhill in the King's Lynn Museum described in (S3). It is also noted in also noted in (S4) and (S5).
Compiled by R. J. Rickett (NLA), 12 March 1990. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 25 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 61 SW 10.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 236.
<S3>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 42.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. N&W-2, Nos. 11, 12 & 13.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23072.

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