Record Details

NHER Number:3145
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic/Neolithic flint axehead, Bronze Age gouge and medieval coin


A Mesolithic/Neolithic chipped flint axehead was found in this field in 1940. Metal-detecting in 2010 recovered a Late Bronze Age copper alloy gouge and a medieval coin.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 09 24
Map Sheet:TG02SE

Full description

1940. Stray Find.
Found in field next to 'Clarke's eight acres':
1 prehistoric chipped flint axe.
Subsequently donated to the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1962.13).
Although originally recorded as Neolithic this object was later reidentified by R. Jacobi as potentially Mesolithic.
Information from (S1) and museum records.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 7 October 2014.

January-February 2010. Metal-detecting. Area extended.
1 Late bronze Age copper alloy gouge. See drawing (S2).
1 medieval coin.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 26 March 2010.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Early Mesolithic to Late Neolithic - 10000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • GOUGE (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 02 SE 14.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Sall.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J. 2010. Drawing of a Late Bronze Age copper alloy gouge. Film. 1:1.

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