Record Details

NHER Number:20243
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead

Summary

A Neolithic chipped and polished flint axehead was found at this spot.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6040 0361
Map Sheet:TF60SW
Parish:DOWNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

March 1984. Stray Find.
'Surface find in field'. Finder gave location as [1], but this location is in centre of Cut Off Channel! Did he mean east berm of channel, or the other side of the railway?
Neolithic flint axe, ginger brown flint; chipped and polished and working end. Length 17cm; width 5cm at blade, narrowing to point of 1cm at butt. Top face more rounded than lower. See drawing (S1).
Identified by E. M. James (KLM).
Compiled by E. M. James (KLM) and E. Rose 20 March 1984.
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 11 November 2019.

April 1984.
Corrected grid reference indicated by finder as above.
E. Rose (NAU), 11 April 1984.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Illustration: James, E. 1984. Drawing of a Neolithic partly-polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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