Record Details

NHER Number:29186
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic polished axehead and Roman coin and pottery

Summary

A Neolithic polished flint axehead found in 1900 and held by the King's Lynn Museum was probably recovered in this field. A Roman coin and Roman pottery were found by metal detecting in 1992.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 81 15
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:CASTLE ACRE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

May 1900. Stray Find.
The King's Lynn Museum holds a fragmentary Neolithic polished flint axehead that was found in "Moat Close" (KILLM : 1992.598). A moated site lies in the south-west corner of this field (NHER 20160), which was apparently once known as Moat Close. It is therefore reasonably likely that this find came from somewhere in this field. This find is listed in (S1).
P. Watkins (HES), 3 December 2013.

Earlier 1992. Metal detecting finds
The only finds from a thorough but rapid search of the field were:
Roman coin, found near southwest corner, see list in file.
Roman greyware 2 bowl rims
Identified by A. Rogerson (NLA) and J. Davies (NCM)
A. Rogerson (NLA) 30 September 1992

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Thesis: Healy, F. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk.

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