Record Details

NHER Number:6824
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Mesolithic flint axehead and undated mould


A Mesolithic flaked flint tranchet axehead was recovered at this spot in 1970. An undated copper alloy mould was found here in 1986.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2776 3481
Map Sheet:TG23SE

Full description

1970. Stray Find.
Found on surface by [1]:
1 Mesolithic chipped flint axe/adze. Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1971.49).
Information from (S1). First reported in (S2) and listed a non-tranchet axehead in (S3). This object is however described in (S4) as a Norfolk type adze with a tranchet blow on its dorsal surface.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 June 2014.

1986. [2]
Bronze 'ball' mould, undated, see site NHER 6825.
W. F. Milligan (NCM), December 1986.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Unknown date)
  • FINDSPOT (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 BC)

Associated Finds

  • MOULD (Undated)
  • TRANCHET AXEHEAD (Mesolithic - 10000 BC to 4001 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 - Mesolithic.
<S2>Serial: 1970. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1970. No 17. p 15.
<S3>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 214.
<S4>Archive: R. Jacobi. -. Jacobi Archive. 10389.

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