Record Details

NHER Number:5086
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Neolithic flint mine


In 1870 a possible Neolithic flint mine was discovered at this location. A visit to the site in 1908 recorded a number of Neolithic flint implements along with an encircling earthen bank – presumably of contemporary date.

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Grid Reference:TL 8330 9494
Map Sheet:TL89SW

Full description

1870. Flint mine claimed. Deer antlers, one NCM 300.958.
1908. Revisited by W.G. Clarke; Neolithic flints in and around, and encircling banks suggested.
See discussion in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 21 January 1986.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FLINT MINE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PIT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • PICK (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. (eds). 1997. Addenda to Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk 1995. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt IV p 564.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Stanford.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: CXU 3.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W. G. 1922. Our Homeland Prehistoric Antiquities: and how to study them. p 103.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1911. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol I Pt I (for 1909-1910) pp 109-121. p 116.
<S3>Publication: Clarke, W. G. 1925. In Breckland Wilds. First Edition. p 181.
<S4>Article in Serial: Clarke, G. and Piggott, S. 1933. The Age of the British Flint Mines. Antiquity. Vol 7 No 26 pp 166-183. p 166.
<S5>Article in Serial: Greenwell, W. 1870. On the Opening of Grime's Graves in Norfolk. Journal of the Ethnological Society of London. Vol II No 4 pp 419-439. p 432.
<S6>Article in Serial: 1901. Journal of the British Archaeological Association, New Series. Vol XII, p 184. p 184.
<S7>Article in Monograph: Sainty, J. E. 1935. Norfolk Prehistory. Report of the Annual Meeting, 1935. Norwich, September 4-11. British Association for the Advancement of Science. Appendix pp 60-71. p 67.

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