Record Details

NHER Number:14437
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead

Summary

Two Neolithic polished flint axeheads were found.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7740 2499
Map Sheet:TF72SE
Parish:LITTLE MASSINGHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1976.
Part polished flint axe found on field surface.
Information from (S1) quoting (S2).

Details from KLM - part-polished, tapered at one end, pale grey flint. 22cm long, 8.3cm maximum width.

Some time before 1985. Same site.
Polished flint axe head; whitish patinated flint all over-polished. Length 15.5cm, width at blade 6cm, at butt 3.5cm. Semi-circular curve to blade.
E.M. James (KLM) 27 July 1985.

Formerly wrongly numbered in duplicate as NHER 14808 because reported by F. Healy (NAU) as in KLM as 'From Massingham Common' and entered in her thesis as Great Massingham.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 SE 32.
<S2>Serial: 1976. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1976. No 23. p 14.

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