Record Details

NHER Number:3926
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead


A long Neolithic polished flint axe was found before 1841. The exact nature and location of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

Polished flint celt.
Chisel form 22.54cm (9 inches) long shown to Archaeological Institute by G. Johnson 1847.
See (S1).

Same as long ochrous polished axe belonging to G. Johnson in 1841.
Illustrated in (S2).
'Celt from Marham Fen' described in (S3).
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (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 70 NW 17.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Marham.
<S1>Article in Monograph: 1851. Catalogue of Antiquities. Exhibited in the Museum formed during the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute, held at Norwich, in 1847. Memoirs Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Norfolk and the City. Archaeological Institute. pp xxiii-lvi. p xxv.
<S2>Documentary Source: Various. Drawings, engravings and etchings, including numerous portraits, maps, etc, collected by Dawson Turner to illustrate Blomefield's "History of Norfolk" 1810-1847. Add MS 23024-23052. Vol XII; f.8 (Add MS 23035).
<S3>Serial: Woodward, S.. Woodward Correspondance.. Vol II, p 90. 1830 f. 72 and 78.

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