Record Details

NHER Number:470
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe, Colman Road


In 1973 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found during the construction of a new bus layby at this location.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2070 0834
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

1973. Stray Find.
Found under road kerb line, during construction of new bus layby:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1973.310).
Information from (S1).
This object was initially identified as Neolithic (and is still recorded as such in the museum's records) but was subsequently recognised as a Palaeolithic handaxe. It is was reported as a handaxe in (S2).
This object is also noted on (S3) and in (S4) and (S5), although no additional information is given. It appears that this object was not seen by Wymer when he examined the NCM's collections during the late 1970s.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 July 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 180.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1973. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1973. No 20. p 11.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Norwich (Colman Road).
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. W&Y-4, No.15.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22637.

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Site 1155Parent of: Colman Road (Monument)

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