Record Details

NHER Number:474
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric worked flints, Carrow Work


Two prehistoric worked flints found when new drain was dug during construction work within the Colmans Carrow Works site in 1963. At least one of the two flakes recovered was of possible Palaeolithic date.

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Grid Reference:TG 2413 0741
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

1963 Stray Find
Prehistoric flints found while digging drain for new research laboratory at Carrow Works. Two flint flakes were recovered; one black flint with cortex, the other grey. Possibly Palaeolithic and of foreign (?French) origin, although the source for this identification is no longer clear. The sources that were previously linked to this record relate to the discoveries detailed in NHER 473.

P. Watkins (HES) January 2013 (based in part on information compiled by NCM staff)

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Palaeolithic - 500000 BC? to 10001 BC?)
  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Upper Palaeolithic - 40000 BC? to 10001 BC?)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Wessex Archaeology. 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). W&Y-4, No.14.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Palaeolithic.
---Article in Serial: Robins, P. and Wymer, J. 2006. Late Upper Palaeolithic (Long Blade) Industries in Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt I pp 86-95. p 94.
---Website: TERPS online database. Site 22635.

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296Part of: The Priory of St Mary of Carrow (Carrow Priory) and Carrow Abbey house and grounds (Monument)

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