Record Details

NHER Number:8144
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead, White House Farm (Sprowston, marginal)


In around 1943 a Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead was found somewhere on the land of White House Farm (Sprowston).

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Full description

Pre 1943. Stray Find.
Found on land of White Farm, Sprowston (apparently originally mistakenly entered as being from Rackheath):
1 Mesolithic tranchet-type chipped flint axe/adze. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1943.82). Information from (S1). This find is also listed in (S2) and is described in detail in (S3) (two separate entries, but both almost certainly relate to the same object).

This record was previously mapped at TG 268 120, which is the grid reference listed in (S2). This however simply indicates the location of White Farm itself, rather than that of the find itself.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 May 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards.
---Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S2>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 213.
<S3>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10136; 10412.

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