Record Details

NHER Number:9091
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic or Bronze Age axe hammer

Summary

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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Location

Parish:ATTLEBOROUGH, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK
QUIDENHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

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.

[1] lived at Hargham Hall in Quidenham parish near Attleborough boundary. There are several tumuli known in the area.
E. Rose (NAU) 9 June 1982.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AXE HAMMER (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Attleborough.
---Archive: 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: BM Add Mss 23,053. 2. p 38.
<S3>Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. p 275.

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