Record Details

NHER Number:5305
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Unprovenanced Palaeolithic flint handaxes, Hockwold Heath (Hockwold cum Wilton, poorly located)


Two Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxes reportedly found on 'Hockwold Heath' in 1962.

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Full description

1962. Stray Find.
Found on surface of "Hockwold Heath" by F. Curtis.
2 Palaeolithic flint handaxes. Information from (S1).
This discovery was reported in (S2). The exact location of this findspot is not recorded, although it was presumably somewhere in the eastern part of the parish.

These finds are also listed in (S3) and noted on (S4) and in (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.

Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 17 November 2013.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic - 1000000 BC to 150001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • HANDAXE (Lower Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 150001 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>Serial: 1962. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1962. No 9. p 3.
<S3>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 233.
<S4>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Hockwold cum Wilton.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1996. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 9 (Great Ouse) and 12 (Yorkshire and the Lincolnshire Wolds). Wessex Archaeology. LLO-4, No. 32.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 23043.

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