Record Details

NHER Number:10714
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flint find


A Neolithic polished flint axe was found in a ploughed field in 1971.

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Grid Reference:TM 466 997
Map Sheet:TM49NE

Full description

1971. Polished flint axe with faceted sides, grey flint of ?Lincolnshire type. Found in ploughed field west of Fritton House.
(S1) by T. Clough (NCM) 1971, copy in file.
T. Clough (NCM).

Is this the same as the object now in the collection of [2]?
Described by SAU as butt end of polished flint axe with pointed butt.
Surviving length 13cm, 6.3cm wide, 3.8cm thick maximum; white flint
'From Block Lane, Fritton' (site 10714 is along that lane).
E.Rose (NLA), 21 February 1992.

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. TG 40 SE 12.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Fritton and St Olaves.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Finds Illustrations.
<S2>Article in Serial: Owles, E. J. 1972. Archaeology in Suffolk, 1972. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Vol XXXII Pt 3 pp 282-291. p 284.

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