Record Details

NHER Number:5305
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxes, Hockwold Heath (Hockwold cum Wilton, marginal)


Two Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxes reportedly found on 'Hockwold Heath' in 1962.

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Full description

1962. Stray Find.
Two flint handaxes found on surface by F. Curis on "Hockwold Heath". Information from (S1). This discovery was also reported in (S2). The exact location of this findspot is not recorded, although it was presumably somewhere in the eastern part of the parish.

This finds are also listed in (S3), (S4) and (S5), although no additional information is given.

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1962. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1962. No 9. p 3.
<S3>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 233.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Wessex Archaeology. 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). LLO-4, No. 32.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23043.

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