Record Details

NHER Number:10594
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead


A Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead was found here in 1960.

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Grid Reference:TM 3135 9264
Map Sheet:TM39SW

Full description

April 1960. Stray Find.
Found by [1] 475 ft (145m) east of Hedenham Lodge:
Mesolithic tranchet-type flaked flint axehead. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1960.238). See drawing (S1). Information from (S2). Listed in (S3) and described in (S4).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 January 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 SW 17.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Serial: 1960. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1960. No 7. p 3.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1960. Drawing of a Mesolithic flint tranchet axehead from Hedenham. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Mesolithic.
<S3>Monograph: Wymer, J. J. and Bonsall, C. J. (eds). 1977. Gazetteer of Mesolithic Sites in England and Wales with a Gazetteer of Upper Palaeolithic Sites in England and Wales. Council for British Archaeology Research Report. No. 20. p 206.
<S4>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10264.

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