Record Details

NHER Number:3121
Type of record:Monument
Name:Prehistoric burnt mound, Neolithic polished flint axehead


In 1973 a Neolithic polished flint axehead was recovered from the surface of this area. Two areas of pot boilers were also found on the field surface nearby.


  • A Neolithic axehead from Thurning.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 0732 2949
Map Sheet:TG02NE

Full description

1973. Stray Find.
Found on surface of field of stubble:
Neolithic polished flint axehead. See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2). This discovery was reported in (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2018.

Two areas of pot boilers found on field surface near find spot of polished flint axe. Areas about size of archaeology office.
Samples given to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1974.455).
Information from NCM card - see (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2018.

Monument Types

  • BURNT MOUND (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 02 NE 8.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Thurning.
<S1>Illustration: Clough, T. 1973. Drawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Thurning.
<S3>Serial: 1973. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1973. No 20. p 14.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

Related records - none

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