Record Details

NHER Number:28057
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe, Lesingham House garden


In 1974 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found during gardening at or near this location.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 321 063
Map Sheet:TG30NW

Full description

1974. Stray Find.
Found by [1] at [2] when digging garden, less than 1m deep on low river terrace:
1 Palaeolithic sub-cordate flint handaxe, in rolled condition with slight toad belly patina.
Identified by J. J. Wymer. Described and sketched on (S1). Also described in (S2) and listed in (S3) and (S4).
E. Rose (NLA) 12 March 1991. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 March 2014.

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

<S1>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Surlingham.
<S2>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 69.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-4, No.22.
<S4>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22649.

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