Record Details

NHER Number:10673
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Palaeolithic flint handaxe


An Palaeolithic flint handaxe was found in Ellingham Park during the early 1940s.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 359 928
Map Sheet:TM39SE

Full description

Around 1944. Stray Find.
Found in Ellingham Park by [1]:
1 Lower Palaeolithic flint handaxe. "Acheulean (Group III)". Donated to Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 1944.128).
Information from (S1).
Listed in (S2) and described on (S3) and in (S4) as pointed, in sharp condition and only slightly stained and patinated. This find is also noted in (S5) and (S6), although no additional information is given.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 26 February 2014.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Lower Palaeolithic to Middle Palaeolithic - 500000 BC to 40001 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>Monograph: Roe, D. A. 1968. A Gazetteer of British Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Sites. CBA Research Report. No 8. p 230.
<S3>Record Card: Wymer, J. J. Wymer Index Card - Palaeolithic. Ellingham (Ellingham Park).
<S4>Publication: Wymer, J. J. 1985. Palaeolithic Sites of East Anglia. p 71.
<S5>Unpublished Contractor Report: 1997. The English Rivers Palaeolithic Project. Regions 8 (East Anglian Rivers) and 11 (Trent Drainage). Wessex Archaeology. WNY-2, No.11.
<S6>Website: TERPS online database. Site 22704.

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56796Part of: Ellingham Park (Monument)

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