Record Details

NHER Number:36000
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric flints, north of Chantrey Hills Wood


A scatter of prehistoric flints, including a core, a blade, a scraper and flakes, found during a fieldwalking survey carried out by the NAU in 2000. The field contains many small dips, perhaps the remains of ponds or meres, which may be related to the flint scatter.

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Grid Reference:TF 8777 3861
Map Sheet:TF83NE

Full description

2000. NAU survey.
North of Chantrey Hills Wood. An undulating field on the plateau, with several deep dips.
Site NHER 1939 is recorded as a spread of brick, but there was no sign of this. The site of the deserted medieval village of Quarles is unknown; no evidence of its existence and location (pottery etc) was found in field 27.
Finds were prehistoric struck flints (some with 'retouch') across the field. These flints included a scraper, core, blade and notched knife.
It is possible that some of the dips represent former small ponds or meres, in which case the existence of quite marked flint scatters could be related to their presence. The flints tended to be found towards the south edge of the field, perhaps focussed on a deep dip in the southeast corner.
K. Penn (NAU), 9 March 2001.

See (S1) in file NHER 35996.
D. Gurney (NLA), 22 August 2002.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BLADE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • CORE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • KNIFE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S!>Unpublished document: NAU. 2000. NAU Report No. 532. Holkham Estate Survey..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

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