Record Details

NHER Number:3072
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Neolithic axehead, Stone Road Farm (Mattishall, poorly located)


A Neolithic polished flint axehead was found in a field of sugar beet in 1959. The exact location of this discovery is unclear.

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Full description

1959. Stray Find.
Found on Stone Road Farm, in field of sugar beet:
Neolithic polished flint axehead. See drawing (S1).
Owner intended to sell.
Information from (S2). This discovery was reported in (S3) and the find was also the subject of local press articles (S4) and (S5).
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 4 June 2018.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2351 BC)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 01 SW 9.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Illustration: [Unknown]. 1959. Drawing of a Neolithic polished flint axehead. Paper. 1:1.
<S2>Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Neolithic. Mattishall.
<S3>Serial: 1959. Council for British Archaeology Group 7 Bulletin of Archaeological Discoveries for 1959. No. 6. p 4.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1959. You Could Almost Shave with This Old Flint Axe. 2 June.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1959. Schoolboy found ancient spearhead. 2 June.

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