Record Details

NHER Number:3422
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric saddle quern, Mill Drove


The lower half of a prehistoric saddle quern made of quartz found in 1946.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6710 1491
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

1946. Stray Find.
Found in field on west side of Mill Drove, Blackborough End, during deep ploughing for sugar beet:
1 Neolithic/Bronze Age lower stone of saddle quern.
Small bolster stone found apart from quern. Of hard quartz sandstone with numerous mica flecks, small vein of quartz running across it.
This discovery was reported in (S1) and the saddle quern itself is now held by Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1946.188).
Information from (S2). See also photo (S3), which is reproduced in (S4). Also noted on (S5).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 15 March 2016.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • SADDLE QUERN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1936. [unknown].
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Middleton.
<S3>Photograph: Hallam Ashley. CM 95. Saddle quern from Middleton.
<S4>Monograph: Clarke, R. R. 1960. East Anglia. Ancient People and Places. 14. Pl 5.
<S5>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 61 NE 21; TF 61 SE 13.

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