Record Details

NHER Number:472
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe, Earlham Road

Summary

In 1967 a Palaeolithic flint handaxe was recovered on the surface "in a garden" on Earlham Road. This is recorded as having been found in the vicinity of 57 or 58 Earlham Road, although there appears to have been some confusion regarding the provenance of this object. It was initially described as having been found at 4 Earlham Road, which is adjacent to the Plantation Garden (NHER 26396): a former chalk quarry.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 219 086
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

1967. Stray Find.
Found lying on surface "in garden" on Earlham Road:
1 Palaeolithic flint handaxe. See drawing (S1).
Information from (S2). Discovery reported in (S3). This handaxe is also noted in (S4) and (S5), although no additional information is given.
There appears to have been some confusion regarding the provenance of this object. It was originally recorded as being from 4 Earlham, this being subsequently changed to "57 or 58" - which is the provenance given in (S2). The reason for this is unclear, particularly as 57 and 58 are on opposite sides of the road and the former has no garden. It should also be noted that 4 Earlham Road lies adjacent to the Plantation Garden (NHER 26396), a former chalk quarry that was transformed into a garden during the 19th century.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 July 2014.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Illustration: Milligan, W. 1967. Drawing of a Palaeolithic flint handaxe from Earlham Road, Norwich. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Palaeolithic.
<S3>Serial: 1967. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1967. No 14. p 7.
<S4>Unpublished Document: Wessex Archaeology. 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). W&Y-4, No.5.
<S5>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22622.

Related records

Site 1157Parent of: 58 Earlham Road (Monument)

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