Record Details

NHER Number:3379
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Neolithic and Roman finds, Ashwicken (Leziate, poorly located)


Unprovenced finds known to have been recovered in the Ashwicken area of what is now Leziate parish but with little additional information regarding provenace. These objects include at least one Neolithic polished or ground implement and a Roman cosmetic pestle.

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Finds known to have been recovered in the Ashwicken area of what is now Leziate parish but with little or no additional information regarding provenance.


Pre 1922. Stray Find.
According to (S1) W. G. Clarke's notes (S2) record Ashwicken as a location that had produced Neolithic polished or ground implements prior to 1922.


A note added to (S1) by E. Rose (NAU) suggests that the Norwich Castle Museum holds the butt of a Neolithic polished axehead from Leziate. However, the old-style accession number given (32.925) does not appear to correspond with any of the objects from Leziate listed in the museum's current records. This information was however added to the record card relating to the note made by W. G. Clarke (see above). It is therefore possible that this should have actually been a reference to the NCM's main W. G. Clarke collection, which is accessioned as NWHCM : 1926.32

The King's Lynn Museum holds an unprovenanced Roman object described in their records as a "nail cleaner or hook from chatelaine (KILLM : 1993.701). This object has now been identified as an end-looped cosmetic pestle. It is described and illustrated in (S3), in which its provenance is given as Ashwicken. It appears that the date and circumstances of its discovery are not known.

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 21 March 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COSMETIC PESTLE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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 - Neolithic. Leziate.
<S2>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. 1922. Mss note.
<S3>Monograph: Jackson, Ralph. 2010. Cosmetic Sets of Late Iron Age and Roman Britain. British Museum Research Publication. 181. No 12.

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