|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Neolithic or Bronze Age axe hammer|
In 1850 a Neolithic or Bronze Age axe hammer (a perforated stone object) was found in Attleborough parish. The exact location and nature of its discovery are uncertain.
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|Parish:||ATTLEBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
|QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK|
1850. Found in field.
Site not locatable - 'Near same spot urns found and several tumuli exist'.
Perforated axehammer described as iron hammerhead but obviously stone from watercolour drawing. Igneous rock? 10.5cm (4.1in) long.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
A. J. Lawson (NAU) 1975.
 lived at Hargham Hall in Quidenham parish near Attleborough boundary. There are several tumuli known in the area.
E. Rose (NAU) 9 June 1982.
- FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
- AXE HAMMER (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Attleborough. |
|---||Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Attleborough. |
|<S1>||Illustration: Rolfe Collection Norfolk Illustrations. n. 1060. |
|<S2>||Documentary Source: Various. Additional drawings, engravings, etc. collected by Dawson Turner to illustrate Blomefield's "History of Norfolk"; 1846-1857. Add MS 23053-23062. Vol I; p 38 (Add MS 23053). |
|<S3>||Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 275. |
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