Record Details

NHER Number:6589
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic stone axeheads


In around 1917 two Neolithic flint axeheads were recovered from the garden of a property in Sustead.

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Full description

7 March 1917. Found on surface in garden.
Polished axe 12.7 x 5.7cm (5in x 2.25in) long made from flint with brown patina.
Chipped axe of flinty material 8.9 x 4.4cm (3.5in x 1.75in) long.
Held by F. H. Barclay Collection, possibly now in possession of NCM.
See (S1) and (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

See (S3). Part-polished axe found pre 1914 - the same as above?
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Sustead.
<S1>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. MSS 126.
<S2>Article in serial: Clark, W. G. 1907. The Distribution of Flint and Bronze Implements in Norfolk. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society. Vol VIII Pt III (for 1906-1907) pp 393-409. p 403.
<S3>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 118.

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