Record Details

NHER Number:22083
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead

Summary

A Mesolithic flaked flint axehead was found here during the demolition of an old shed in 1984. It is possible that this was a collector's piece and therefore originally from some other location.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 8185 1557
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:CASTLE ACRE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1984. Stray Find.
Found by workman, during demolition of old shed.
Mesolithic medium-sized flint tranchet axe (16.5 cm long) in fresh condition, unpatinated, grey brown mottled flint. Possibly a collector's piece and therefore not of this provenance. Information from C. Bowyer (NCM). Now held by NCM (NWHCM : 1986.217).
Identified and originally compiled by J. J. Wymer (NAU) 9 December 1985. Information from (S1).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 3 December 2013.

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

<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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