Record Details

NHER Number:9113
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint adze/axe


A Mesolithic flint axe or adze was found in or near this location during construction work in 1963.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 0766 9821
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

1963. Stray Find.
Mesolithic flaked flint adze/axe found during building work. Described by (S1) as having a tranchet edge and similar to a "Thames Pick". Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1964.50). This discovery was reported in (S2) and it is listed as a tranchet axehead in (S3). This object is also listed in R. Jacobi's records (S4), although here it is described as Norfolk type axe with no tranchet blow.

Given that this object was reportedly found during building work it seems likely that the recorded grid reference is inaccurate. It was most likely found during the construction of the dwellings to the north.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 25 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 09 NE 13.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1963. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1963. No 10. p 4.
<S3>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 210.
<S4>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10302.

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