Record Details

NHER Number:10340
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic to Bronze Age stone axe hammer from Langley Park


A Neolithic to Bronze Age perforated stone axe hammer was found propping open the door of an army hut in Langley Park in May 1943. The hammer was made of Scandinavian basalt and was probably imported. The exact location of its discovery is unclear.

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May 1943.
Perforated stone axe hammer of basalt ?import from Scandinavia. Used as doorstop in army hut at Langley Park.
14cm (5 1/2 inches) long, 7cm (2.8 inches) wide. See Schleswig Holstein.
See (S1) and (S2) (axehammer from Loddon).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Petrology N.7.
See (S3).
T. Clough (NCM).

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

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 30 SW 15; TM 39 NE 17.
---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. Langley.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Frere, S.S.. 1943. [unknown]. Antiquaries Journal. Vol XXIII, p 154.
<S2>Article in Serial: Stone, J. F. S. and Wallis, F. S. 1947. Second Report of the Sub-Committee of the South-Western Group of Museums and Art Galleries on the Petrological Identification of Stone Axes. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol XIII pp 47-55. p 54.
<S3>Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155.

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