Record Details

NHER Number:7890
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic flint working site

Summary

A Neolithic "surface flint site" identified during the early 20th century. Finds from this site are now held by the Norwich Castle Museum, although this collection also includes material from another nearby site (NHER 7893). See NHER 7893 for further information on the flints recovered at these two sites.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 18887 12940
Map Sheet:TG11SE
Parish:DRAYTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Pre 1930. Stray Find.
"Surface flint site" identified by F. H. English. Information from (S1).

Finds from this site were donated to the Norwich Castle Museum where, according to (S2), they are part of a collection that also contains material from NHER 7893 (NWHCM : 1930.183). The museum's records do however suggest that the bulk of these finds were recovered at NHER 7893. According to (S2) this collection includes many cores, debitage, arrowheads, a sickle, awls, piercers, 'notches' and various core tools. See NHER 7893 for further information on this collection and discussion of other finds (including two Mesolithic flint tranchet tools) that may be from one or the other of these two sites.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 22 May 2014.

NGR corrected.
M. Horlock (NLA), 20 March 2003.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • LITHIC WORKING SITE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: 1920. Summary of Proceedings. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. Vol III Pt II (for 1919-20) pp 315-322. p 321.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Drayton.
<S1>Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 11 SE 12.
<S2>Thesis: Healy, F.. 1978. The Neolithic in Norfolk. p 452.

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