Record Details

NHER Number:22147
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Multi-period finds adjacent to Wild Wood


Prehistoric flint tools, including part of a Neolithic polished axehead and an Early Bronze Age barbed and tanged arrowhead, were found eroding out of a path between 1983 and 1985. Also found was a piece of Middle Saxon pottery.

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Grid Reference:TF 6872 2877
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

1983 to 5. Adjacent to Wild Wood.
Finds being eroded out of footpath (N.B. grid reference only, no map provided by finder. No path shown on Ordnance Survey 6 inch map).

Context 1 along length as above, chip of polished flint axe?; flakes and spalls, probably Neolithic predominantly; some pot boilers, some burnt flakes, one scraper, one shell fragment (found July 1983 and 1984 to 5).
Individually located within scatter were a Beaker barbed and tanged arrowhead at 68792 28770 and a finely worked arrowtip at 68806 28774. (found September 1983). Also within scatter are context 2 at 68719 28762; basal sherd Ipswich pimply, and context 3 at 6868 2875; body sherd dark grey sandy, undated. Both found September 1984.

Finds to go to either Sandringham Estate Museum or KLM.
Identified by J. J. Wymer and A. Rogerson (NAU).
A. Rogerson (NAU), 28 January 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Saxon - 1000000 BC to 850 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Undated)
  • ARROWHEAD (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT BOILER (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • POLISHED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Beaker - 2300 BC to 1700 BC)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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