Record Details

NHER Number:552
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic flaked axehead, The Close


In 1844 a Neolithic flaked axehead was recovered from the Dean's Meadows in The Close. The exact nature and identity of this discovery is unclear.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 23945 08866
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

5 July 1844. Found in the Dean's Meadows among soil thrown from the river bed.
Ochreous chipped flint celt, 7 3/4 inches long (30cm).
'More square and flatter'.
In the Bayfields Collection 1844. [1]
BM Add.Mss. 23.038 pl.135 illustration.
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Neolithic.
<S2>Documentary Source: British Museum Add. Manuscripts. 23,038, p.135. 23, 038, p 135.

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