Record Details

NHER Number:2518
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic polished axehead (Wretton, poorly located)


Before 1909 a Neolithic polished axehead was recovered from the parish of Wretton. The exact date and location of this discovery are unclear.

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Full description

Before 1909.
Stone axe, length 5 3/8 inch (14cm).
Petrology N.15 decomposed dolerite. Geological Survey Enq 1439 (S1) 'matching or very similar to Group I'.
In NCM [1].
T. Clough (NAU).

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: 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. Wretton.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1970. [unknown]. Bull. Geol. Survey. Vol 33, p 86.
<S2>Article in Serial: Clough, T. H. Mck. and Green, B. 1972. The petrological identification of stone implements from East Anglia. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Vol 38 pp 108-155.
<S3>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. p 12; No 124.

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