Record Details

NHER Number:2791
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic chisel or axehead

Summary

A Neolithic flint chisel or axehead found in 1959.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 9665 1709
Map Sheet:TF91NE
Parish:GRESSENHALL, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

1959. Casual Find.
A flint implement was found at 'White Ladies' (Market garden laid out in World War Two on common land). The circumstances of the discovery are unknown. It is a long, slender finely chipped flint chisel or axe with a squared-off polished cutting edge, from stained flint.
See (S1) the Illustration Library.

Location of house checked and confirmed find same as (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) and E. B. Green (NCM) December 1983.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Gressenhall.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Unknown. 1959. Drawing of a Neolithic flint chisel/axehead.. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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