Record Details

NHER Number:8591
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint flake, Stokesby Pit


The British Museum holds a Palaeolithic flint flake that was found at "Stokesby Pit" at some time prior to 1968. It is thought that this pit was probably the quarry at this location, which was known locally as Hillborough Hole.

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Grid Reference:TG 443 115
Map Sheet:TG41SW

Full description

Pre 1968. Stray Find.
An unretouched Palaeolithic flake found at "Stokesby Pit" is listed in (S1) as being held by the British Museum. This find is also noted in (S2), although it does not appear to have been examined and it could also not be located by E. Rose (NAU) when working through the basements of the museum. It is possible that this find is actually part of the Natural History collections.

Stokesby Pit is probably the same as Hilborough Hole, an old pit recorded as "Wrong Pit" on (S3). No significance need probably be attached to the 'borough' name, as this appears to be on a par with 'Hilly Holey'.
E. Rose (NAU) 16 November 1978. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 8 April 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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 - Palaeolithic.
<S1>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 239.
<S2>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 71.
<S3>Map: 1840-1848. Stokesby with Herringsby Tithe Map and Apportionment.

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