Record Details

NHER Number:40727
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe


In 2004 a small Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe was recovered here. This object was found close to a track and it is possible that it had been brought in with gravel from elsewhere. Metal-detecting in 2020 recovered a medieval/post-medieval weight.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 70459 12664
Map Sheet:TF71SW

Full description

April 2004. Stray Find.
Found by [1], next to track at [2]:
1 Lower Palaeolithic small cordate flint handaxe. 94mm long, slight pointed. See drawing (S1).
Perhaps derived from gravel used in track metalling (from nearby Middleton Aggregates pits?), although it may have been unearthed by recent dyke cleaning.
Identified by P. Robins (NCM), see description and finder's map in file. This discovery was reported in (S2).
A. Rogerson (NLA), 2 September 2004. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 November 2013.

November-December 2015. Site extended to the whole field. [3].
Medieval rotary key.
Information from PAS import.
A. Beckham (HES), 5 February 2016.

January 2020. Metal-detecting. [4].
Medieval/post-medieval weight.
Information from PAS import.
E. McDonald (HES), 1 April 2020.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 150001 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 BC)
  • WEIGHT (Medieval to 16th Century - 1100 AD to 1600 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1300 AD to 1500 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: Robins, P. 2004. Drawing of a Lower Palaeolithic handaxe from Pentney. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2005. Archaeological Finds in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 736-750. p 738.

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