Record Details

NHER Number:4130
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic flint handaxes, Bridge Farm (Sporle with Palgrave, poorly located)


Sometime prior to 1968, two Palaeolithic handaxes were recovered somewhere on the land of Bridge Farm, Sporle.

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Pre 1968. Stray Find.
Found at unknown date on "Bridge Farm", near Sporle:
2 Palaeolithic flint handaxes. Donated to the King's Lynn Museum (KILLM : 2001.492-3).
Information from (S1).
These finds are listed in (S2) and on (S3) and in (S4). They are also noted in (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.
It is unclear where these objects were discovered. The main buildings associated with Bridge Farm are located at TF 8406 1103. Wymer noted that these handaxes are in sharp condition, perhaps suggestive of a primary context.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 40001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Palaeolithic.
<S2>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 239.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Sporle (Bridge Farm).
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 50.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. N&W-1, No. 9.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23058.

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