Record Details

NHER Number:4342
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead

Summary

A Neolithic polished flint axehead, found in 1953.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 672 069
Map Sheet:TF60NE
Parish:FINCHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1953. Stray Find.
From side of dyke on Bulls Lane.
Neolithic polished flint axehead, ochreous flint. See outline sketch (S1).
This discovered was noted in local press article (S2) and the axehead itself was subsequently donated to the King's Lynn Museum (not immediately identifiable in the museum's records but probably KILLM : 1992.594 - an untraced object of similar dimensions labelled as having been found at Fincham in 1953).
Information from (S3).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 9 August 2018.

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 60 NE 8.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1953. Outline sketch of a Neolithic polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1953. Girl finds an ancient axe-head - gives it to museum. 21 April.
<S3>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Fincham.

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