Record Details

NHER Number:3249
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic worked flint(s), Babingley (Sandringham, marginal)


Palaeolithic flint implement(s) of unspecified type found in the Babingley area at some time prior to 1919.

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Full description

Pre March 1919. Stray Find.
In 1919 W. G. Clarke published a list of sites that had produced Palaeolithic material in the time since his earlier of Norfolk sites (S2). This listed Babingley (a small former village at the southern edge of the parish, close to the Babingley River) as one of the sites that had produced Palaeolithic drift implements (S1). Although no details are given, the find(s) are listed as being in the possession of Ruskin School, Heacham. The owner and headmaster of this school, Mr B. Lowerison was an enthusiastic amateur archaeologist, who made a number of discoveries in this area (S3).

According to a note on (S3) this location is also marked as having produced Palaeolithic material one of W. G. Clarkes map manuscripts (now apparently destroyed).

This findspot is also noted in (S4), (S5), (S6) and (S7), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 December 2013.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1919. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt I (for 1918-19) pp 147-149. p 148.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1907. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt III (for 1906-1907) pp 393-409.
<S3>Monograph: Lewton-Braine, C. H. 1967. The Archaeology of Heacham and the adjoining areas.
<S3>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S4>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 228.
<S5>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 13.
<S6>Unpublished Document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). p 121.
<S7>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23088.

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