Record Details

NHER Number:3039
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced pebble macehead and Neolithic flint scraper, Easthaugh (Lyng, poorly located)

Summary

The Norwich Castle Museum holds a pebble macehead that was found at an unknown site in the Easthaugh area of Lyng parish in 1853. These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts. This museum also holds a Neolithic scraper that was found at an unknown date in the same area.

Images - none

Location

Parish:LYNG, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Two prehistoric objects recorded as being found at 'Easthaugh', Lyng. The provenance of these finds is not entirely clear, although Easthaugh may be a reference to the area that was known as Easthaugh Hill (TG 080 172)

1853. Stray Find.
Quartzite perforated macehead, small perforated stone, 13.3cm (5 1/4 inches) by 7.6cm (3 inches),
hourglass perforation. Found at "Lyng Easthoe". Information from (S1) (a copy of an older record card). This object was exhibited at a meeting of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society soon after it was found (S2) and was subsequently mentioned in (S3). It is now held by the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1894.76.837 : A) and is listed in (S4).

It appears that this object is probably what would now be described as a pebble macehead. These objects are not closely datable, having been found in both Mesolithic and later prehistoric contexts. It is listed as a possible Mesolithic find in (S5) and (S6).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 August 2013.

Pre 1973. Stray Find.
The Norwich Castle Museum also hold a Neolithic flint scraper that was found by H. Apling in the Easthaugh area (NWHCM : 1977.124.42 : A). It is not known when this object was found. Previously recorded as NHER 14021.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 27 August 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • PEBBLE MACE (Early Mesolithic to Early Bronze Age - 10000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • SCRAPER (TOOL) (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 01 NE 1 [2].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. NHERs 3039 and 14021.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Article in Serial: 1855. Appendix. Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VI pp 341-366. p 361.
<S3>Publication: Evans, J. 1897. The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain. 2nd Edition. p 229.
<S4>Publication: Rye, W. 1909. Catalogue of Antiquities Found Principally in East Anglia. No 189.
<S5>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 209.
<S6>Article in Serial: Rankine, W. F. 1951. Quartzite pebble maceheads with hour-glass perforation, their distribution in England. Archaeological Newsletter. Vol 4 No 4 pp 53-55.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2021 Norfolk Historic Environment Service