Record Details

NHER Number:3423
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric and medieval finds


A Neolithic polished flint axehead was found in 1955. Prehistoric flint implements and pot boilers and fragments of medieval pottery were found during the Fenland fieldwalking survey in 1987.

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Grid Reference:TF 6574 1443
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

1955. Context 2 at 6575 1462. 274m (300yds) south-southwest of Manor Farm.
Polished axehead of grey flint.
(S1) by D.R. Howlett in the Illustration Library.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

(S2) in file.

11 March 1987. Fenland fieldwalking, well weathered soil, young cereal.
Context 1. MDT AO.
General scatter odd sherds medieval pot and flints, possibly odd Roman sherds as well.
Context 3 at 6562 1429. MDT 10.
Sparse spread pot boilers but no flint on edge of mineral soil. Likely to be prehistoric rather than Roman? About northeast to southwest x 36m northwest to southeast at 3.7m OD.
R. Silvester (NAU), 11 March 1987.

For full details of wares, flint types etc see (S3).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Medieval - 500000 BC to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MDT 10. FENS.
---Fieldwork: Fenland Survey. MDT AO. FENS.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Middleton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Howlett, D. R. 1955. Drawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Newspaper Article: 1955. Eastern Daily Press. 4 June.
<S3>Archive: Fenland Folders.

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