Record Details

NHER Number:23468
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic dagger


A Neolithic flint dagger was found on Sandy Lane or in the garden of a house on Swaffham Road.

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Before June 1961. Stated variously to have been found in Sandy Lane, and in a garden in Swaffham Hill (local name for Swaffham Road on Ordnance Survey). Junction of two roads is in area 985 135.
Flint blade, dagger?, 46cm (4 1/4 inches) long x 3cm (1 1/4 inches) wide. Finder [1]. R. R. Clarke (NCM) was informed of discovery by [2] who identified the find, and wrote back asking for details of findspot and loan of object. No record of any reply, though it is possible that R. R. Clarke (NCM) later saw the object and decided that it was not manmade. R. R. Clarke (NCM) card found by W. Milligan (NCM), 16 March 1987.
E. Rose (NAU), 16 March 1987.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • DAGGER (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.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1961. Stone Age Flint Spearhead Found. 16 June.

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