Record Details

NHER Number:8100
Type of record:Monument
Name:Neolithic axehead and Bronze Age round barrow


A Neolithic flint axehead was found in 1893 in a brickyard. A Bronze Age round barrow has also been recorded on this site.

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Grid Reference:TG 2105 1279
Map Sheet:TG21SW

Full description

From brickyard (probably north of Middleton's Lane, R.R. Clarke (NCM)).
This seems to be confirmed by press cutting in (S1) that gives findspot as Middeton's Farm Pits.
Flint Neolithic axehead, (S2) rebukes idea that it came from the Norwich Crag.
Also in field next to brickyard, suggested by R.R. Clarke as same brickyard, remains of barrow alleged.
R.R. Clarke (NCM) adds 'flint axe from this field' (presumably refers to above) not flat axe as on A.J. Lawson's (NAU) record card.
Area now built up, no sign on playing field or waste land in this area.
A.J. Lawson (NAU) 17 December 1975.

See (S3), (S4), and (S5).
E. Rose (NAU)

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Finds

  • AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Hellesdon.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Bronze Age. Hellesdon.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Article in Serial: Harmer, F. W. 1894. On the Age of a Flint Implement Recently found at Hellesdon. Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society. Vol V Pt 5 (for 1893-94) pp 569-573.
<S3>Article in Serial: Clarke, W. G. 1913. Norfolk Barrows. The Antiquary. Vol XLIX pp 416-423. p 420.
<S4>Publication: Clarke, W.G.. MS 129. Norwich Library.
<S5>Monograph: Lawson, A. J., Martin, E., Priddy, D. and Taylor, A. 1981. The Barrows of East Anglia. East Anglian Archaeology. No 12.

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