Record Details

NHER Number:15185
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Prehistoric, medieval and post-medieval finds


A very fine Neolithic long narrow flaked flint axehead was found in a sugar beet harvester at this location in the late 1970s. A systematic fieldwalking and metal-detecting survey of part of this field in November 2006 recovered prehistoric worked flints, burnt flints, a single medieval pottery sherd and a number of medieval and post-medieval metal objects.

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Grid Reference:TG 1979 1432
Map Sheet:TG11SE

Full description

1977-1978. Stray Find.
Taken up by sugar beet harvester in field north of Drayton Road at [1]:
1 Neolithic very fine, long, narrow chipped flint axe with slightly polished cutting edge in grey flint.
See drawing (S1).
Compiled by A. Taylor (NCM), 1979.
Information from (S2).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 May 2019.

November 2006. Systematic Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey. Extended to whole field [2].
Field survey on proposed line of Norwich Northern Distributor Road (Field 23).
Finds recovered included:
15 prehistoric worked flints.
13 ?prehistoric burnt flints. were recovered from this field.
1 medieval pottery sherd Later finds included a medieval pottery sherd, two medieval copper alloy mounts,
2 post-medieval coins, 12 ceramic building material fragments and 1 handle backplate.
Several undated lead and copper alloy objects.
See reports (S3) and (S4) for further details.
Previously recorded under NHER 49742.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 17 September 2009. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 13 May 2019.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 1000000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Iron Age - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FLAKED AXEHEAD (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)
  • MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUILDING MATERIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HANDLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Illustration: [Norwich Castle Museum staff]. 1979. Drawing of a Neolithic part-polished flint axehead. Card. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Morgan, S. and Hoggett, R. 2008. Norwich Northern Distributor Route: Fieldwalking and Metal-detecting Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1369.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Trimble, G. 2008. Norwich Northern Distributor Route. Fieldwalking and metal detector survey - Interim statement. NAU Archaeology. 1213.

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