Record Details

NHER Number:2794
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic worked flints


The cutting edge of a Neolithic polished flint axehead was found on the surface of this field in 1963. This object and a number of other worked flints found in the same area (probably around the same time) were accessioned by the Norwich Castle Museum in 1999.

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Grid Reference:TF 9802 1519
Map Sheet:TF91NE

Full description

1963. Stray Find.
Found by [1] at [2]:
1 Neolithic fragmentary polished flint axehead (cutting edge). This object was possibly subsequently given to [3] in 1967. Information from (S1).
The map reference for this record was corrected by E. Rose (NAU), 10 January 1986.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 28 August 2014.

In 1999 the Norwich Castle Museum retrospectively accessioned a number of objects that had previously been in the collection of [3]. These finds a collection of worked flints listed as having been found at [4] (NWHCM : 1999.328.5.1). This assemblage is recorded as comprising:
1 Neolithic polished flint axe blade (almost certainly the object found in 1963), 3 rounded-end scrapers and 1 retouched flake.
1 ?prehistoric "burnt nodular fragment".
P. Watkins (HES), 28 August 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • END SCRAPER (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • RETOUCHED FLAKE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 91 NE 13.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Dereham (East).

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